The first artist on an important and influential character. I try not to get into discussions of who was the first super-hero or what is the difference between fantasy and science fiction, the debates go on for decades. The rest of the photo (which I will put tomorrow) shows he is holding a model head of the character to help in drawing from different angles.
And here is the full photo Ray Moore, artist on THE PHANTOM, very underrated in my opinion. He is holding a little model of the Ghost Who Walks