Cartoon -- Our Apathetic Citizen.
Young, Arthur. (1866-1943)
Periodicals -- Illustrations.
Caricatures and cartoons.
American wit and humor, Pictorial.
Life magazine covers were on a variety of topics. Each issue had a theme that was introduced by the cover and reflected throughout the issue. This issue was titled the "Children's Number." Child labor was a concern and this issue contained several political cartoons on the subject.
Arthur Young was born in Illinois in 1866. The family moved to Wisconsin, where his father owned a general store. He became fascinated with drawing and illustration and submitted cartoons at the age of 17. He worked for the Chicago Evening Mail as a pictorial reporter and editorial cartoonist doing pen and ink drawing while attending the Academy of Design. After moving to New York, he became a student at the Art Students League. He illustrated for Life, Colliers, The Saturday Evening Post and others. Young was commissioned to draw an anti-immigration cartoon, but on its publication, he sent the check back and said he would only draw cartoons reflecting his own view. He was a member of the Socialist Party and a crusader for women's suffrage, labor unions, and racial equality. He became well known for his political cartoons. He died in 1943.
Full page and on third page four part political cartoon. Life often expressed a Liberal view point for the time.
Volume 60, number 1551, pages 1432-1433.
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9 1/2 x 11 inches
Print on paper
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