Cartoon -- "Oh, I simply hypnotize them..."
Lowell, Orson Bryan. (1871-1956)
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 titles "Dramatic Number."
Orson Bryan Lowell, born in 1871, was the son of landscape painter Milton Lowell. His artist father encouraged him to "draw something every day". He trained at the Art Institute of Chicago. Life Magazine hired him as a contributor in 1907. He also contributed pen and ink cartoons and color covers to American Girl, American Boy, Judge, Puck, and other magazines. He was in demand as a book illustrator and did some poster art as well. His humorous cartoons captured the social climate of the day. He had a long association with Life Magazine. He died in 1956.
Two thirds of a page cartoon. Though hypnosis was slowly gaining in popularity as a therapy tool around this time, it was more in use on the stage.
Volume 60, number 1562, page 1899.
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9 1/2 x 11 inches
Print on paper
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