Cartoon -- Some Results of Expert Advice: Our New Navy.
Dart, Harry Grant (1869 – 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.
Harry Grant Dart was born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania in 1869. His worked for a time creating crayon portraits for the National Crayon Company brochures. He drew for the Boston Herald and the New York World. The World sent Dart to Cuba as a sketch artist for important events. Eventually, he became the art editor of the World. Around the same time, he started his cartoon strip, the Explorigator. The strip only ran for 14 weeks in 1908. Dart went on to become a very prolific cartoonist for Life and Judge during the 1920s. He is best known for his futuristic and aviation-oriented cartoons and comic strips. His detailed cartoons featured complicated perspectives and futuristic speculations. He died in New Hampshire in 1938.
Full page cartoon. In 1915, there was a trend towards privatization and commercialism in the fields of technology for military applications. Dart took it a step further with the branding of the technologies, including the Tesla apparatus for signalling Mars. The groundwork for space exploration was being laid with the establishment of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics in 1915.
Volume 66, number 1714, page 433.
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