Cartoon -- The Compleat Hypochondriac.
Lowell, Orson Bryan. (1871-1956)
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. The theme of this was the "Coward's 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.
Full page cartoon. John Ames Mitchell, the editor of Life magazine, was known to be very against the use of vaccines, medicines, and serums for the treatment of disease. He believed in sanitation. In part, this was because he was opposed to any testing on animals by the pharmaceutical companies. The hypochondriac in the cartoon may bear a small resemblance to Mitchell.
Volume 59, number 1535, page 627.
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