They were born 6 months apart (Jan-June in 1886 ) and were very old friends by the time this photo was taken on Arthur "Bugs" Baer's 55th Birthday in 1941. I would bet big bucks that it was Jack who arranged the singing telegram
The caption that went with it as it headed out across the news wires
HAPPY BAERTHDAY TO YOU _ _ _
Bug's as drawn by James Montgomery Flagg another real old friend of Jack's
Flagg gave America the iconic Uncle Sam I Want You poster.
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