Cartoon -- Le Penseur, New York.
Cady, Walter Harrison (1877–1970)
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. The theme of this issue was Indian Summer.
Walter Harrison Cady was born in Gardner, Massachusetts, in 1877. His family ran a general store, but encouraged him in his art skills. Cady apprenticed with local painter, Parker Perkins. His first publication was an illustration in a supplement Harper's Young People. After the death of his farther, he moved to New York and found a job as an illustrator at the Brooklyn Eagle, supporting his mother. He also freelanced for other publications. He was signed on as staff to Life in the position of artist and cartoonist. He enjoyed a long career as an illustrator of books, magazines, and newspapers. His career lasted over 70 years. His longest running comic strip was Peter Rabbit, which he wrote and drew for 28 years. He died in 1970.
Full page cartoon. This cartoon incorporates Rodin's famous statue of "The Thinker." Life sometimes tapped into the growing popularity of the socialist movement, and around this time, "The Thinker" was being interpreted as a working class hero representing Democracy.
Volume 60, number 1566, page 2098.
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9 1/2 x 11 inches
Print on paper
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