Cartoon -- The Call
O’Malley, Power, (1877-1946)
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 "American Number."
Power O’Malley was born Michael Augustine Power in Ireland in 1877. He studied at the Metropolitan School of Art in Dublin. His father died when he was young; he took the name O’Malley to honor his stepfather. Coming to the United States around 1900, he found work doing book illustrations and covers for Life and other periodicals of the time. After he married, he and his family traveled to Europe and the Caribbean. He is also known for his paintings. O’Malley died in New York in 1946.
Full color two page spread. It was unusual to have illustrations of Native Americans in Life. In 1916, perhaps there was some awareness because of two events. Carl Friederich Gustav Heye opened Museum of the American Indian in 1916 in New York City. And, the governor of New York designated the second Saturday in May to be American Indian Day in New York, starting in 1916.
Volume 67, number 1739, page 348.
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9 1/2 x 11 inches
Print on paper