Monday, November 19, 2012

Sneak Peek, and Still Looking

Well, okay, this week's sneak peek is rather disturbing.

÷ ÷ ÷
I'm still hunting for that The Strand Magazine article about American editorial cartoonists.

What I wasn't considering at the time I wrote last Wednesday's entry was that while "THE STRAND MAGAZINE" is plainly printed at the top of every other page, the date of the issue appears only on the front cover and on the title page. That opens up the possibility that those nine pages of The Strand Magazine which Gus Frederick bought on Ebay are indeed from The Strand Magazine, but perhaps just not the November, 1902 issue.

The article includes mention of German Prince Henry's visit to the United States, which did take place in 1902; therefore the article has to be from 1902 or later. R.C. Bowman died in 1903, and the article makes no mention of that, so it can't be much later than that year.

Google's scan of Volume 25 of The Strand Magazine (the first half of 1903) is missing the issue for January, as well as the index for the volume. In March, April, and May, there is a series by Thomas E. Curtis on "Some American Humorous Artists"  (not, I notice, Humourous ones), at the beginning of which
"Attention is drawn to the fact that the present series of articles on the Humorous Artists of the World have already dealt with German artists in May, 1901; with those of France in January, 1902; with those of England in February, 1902; with those of Australasia in July, 1902; and those of Holland in August, 1902."
There is also an interesting article in the May, 1903 issue on "England and America, as Illustrated by Punch," showing political cartoons about Anglo-American relations in the British publication from 1842 to 1902. In the examples below from 1861, the U.S. is represented by "Brother Jonathan," a predecessor of Uncle Sam.

No comments:

Post a Comment