Cartoon -- "Mother Dear, is that horse with the mask a burglar's horse?"
Burrows, Hal. (1889 -1965)
Periodicals -- Illustrations.
Caricatures and cartoons.
American wit and humor, Pictorial.
Most issues of Life had a theme that was introduced by the cover and reflected throughout the issue. While there was not an official theme for this issue, the cover depicted a horseman wearing a Mexican style hat looking towards the Northern lights depicted as an American flag.
Harold Burrows was born in Salt Lake City Utah in 1878. He studied at the New York School of Art and the Art Students League with “Hon” Young and Robert Henri, Burrows became a skilled water color artist. His early style, seen here, was in a more Art Nouveau style, but it became more realistic as he matured. He worked as an illustrator, and by the 1920s, he was an art director for Metro Golden Mayer. He died in 1965.
Half page cartoon. While the little boy's question is funny, why was the horse wearing a mask? The horse looks like a well maintained race horse and some race horses in training wear a mask with small blinders to keep them focused on the race.
Volume 67, number 1751, page 937.
Scholars wishing to cite this item should include item title, volume and issue, Life, New York, N.Y: Life, date, Jen Library Archives and Special Collections periodical collection, the Savannah College of Art and Design, and the item's url.
Life, New York, NY: Life, 1883-1936,http://library.scad.edu/record=b1122899~S0
9 1/2 x 11 inches
Print on paper
Copyright is retained by the authors or artists of items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.