Cartoon -- Public Service.
Walker, William Henry. 1871-1938
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.
William Henry Walker was born on February 13, 1871, in Pittston, Pennsylvania He entered Kentucky University in 1888, transferring to the University of Rochester where he received a Bachelor of Science in 1891. Walker started drawing cartoons for Life in 1894 and became a full-time staff member four years later. Walker’s style was a combination of serious politics and humor, which fit well into the image Life wanted to promote. He used stereotypical analogies to make his point, and concentrated on the increasing diversity of America and around domestic political policy. He died in 1938.
Partial page cartoon. Since the beginning of Rail travel, regular trains carried coffins in their baggage cars. In London, cemeteries in the city were running out of space, so the idea of a Funeral Train, the London Necropolis Railroad, came about. It carried coffins to cemeteries located outside the city. While no information could be found for such a venture in the United States, it is possible that the subject came up.
Volume 60, number 1572, page 2446.
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