Cartoon -- "'Tis an Ill Wind That Blows Nobody Good."
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. This was the "Christmas Number."
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. The proverb that titles this cartoon is believed to have been first published in 1546 by John Heywood. It meant at the time that there were terrible events that benefited nobody. Later, the same expression meant the opposite: that no matter how bad something is, somewhere, someone will benefit. This cartoon seems to take on the second meaning.
Volume 60, number 1571, page 2352.
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9 1/2 x 11 inches
Print on paper