Cartoon -- Gulliver Knickerbocker and the Lilliputians.
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 Woodrow Wilson.
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 name Knickerbocker was one that dated back to the founding of the New Netherlands colony that eventually became New York. Around the time of this cartoon, it had come to mean the Manhattan aristocracy. Now it has a variety of meanings from an article of clothing to a sports team.
Volume 60, number 1560, page 1805.
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9 1/2 x 11 inches
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