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Burt Thomas

Burt Thomas,  Detroit News (1881 – 1964)  (BIO INFORMATION NEEDED — IF YOU CAN PROVIDE, PLEASE WRITE TO ME)

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Harold Talburt

Harold Talburt, New York World Telegram (1895 – 1966) Born in Toledo, Ohio, worked at various jobs such as a soda jerk and a sign painter before becoming a cartoonist.  He worked for the Toledo Times and Toledo News-Bee as … Continue reading

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C.J. Sweigert

C.J. Sweigert, San Francisco Chronicle (BIO INFORMATION NEEDED — IF YOU CAN PROVIDE, PLEASE WRITE TO ME)

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William Summers

William Summers, Buffalo News (BIO INFORMATION NEEDED — IF YOU CAN PROVIDE, PLEASE WRITE TO ME)  

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Dorman Smith

Dorman Smith, Lynchburg News (1892 – 1956) A self-taught artist, Smith sold his first drawing to Life magazine at age 17.  As a young man he worked in Cleveland’s steel mills to augment his cartoon drawing.  He began drawing editorial … Continue reading

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Vaughn Shoemaker

Vaughn Shoemaker, Chicago Daily News (1902 – 1991) Born in Chicago, Shoemaker started his career with the Chicago Daily News and spent 22 years there. He won the 1938 and 1947 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning Pulitzer Prize for editorial … Continue reading

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Lute Pease

Lute Pease, Newark Evening News (1869 -1963), Born in Winnemucca, NV, Pease was raised by grandparents in Charlotte, VT from the age of five after the death of his parents. He grew up to embark on an adventurous life, as … Continue reading

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Grover Page

Grover Page, Louisville Courier Journal ( 1892 – 1958) Borne in Gastonia, NC and named for Grover Cleveland, Page decided at age 10 to become an artist. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Chicago Academy of … Continue reading

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Elmer Messner

Elmer Messner, Rochester Times Union (1901 – 1979)  Born in Rochester, NY, graduated from the Rochester Institute of Tehnology in 1918 and taught drawing there for more than 20 years. He joined the Rochester Times-Union in 1922 as a sports … Continue reading

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Sir David Low

Sir David Alexander Cecil Low (1891 – 1963) Born and educated in New Zealand, he worked in his native country before migrating to Sydney, Australia in 1911, and ultimately to  London in 1919, where he made his career and earned … Continue reading

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