“Life’s Game of Artists,” published sometime around 1910 by Parker Brothers, featured cartoons by Life magazine’s roster of illustrators. This was, of course, the early humorous Life, not the later oversized photo mag. The cartoons usually depicted courting couples, often with Cupid hovering nearby. The game itself is a version of Quartet or Authors, in which you collect four of a kind; the artists are: A. D. Blashfield, Bayard Jones, C. Clyde Squires, C. Coles Phillips, C. D. Gibson, C. J. Budd, Balfour Kent, F. W. Read, F. T. Richards, Henry Hutt, J. M. Flagg, Orson Lowell, W. L. Jacobs, and W. B. King. I hope some of today’s cartoonists will revive that distinguished custom of two initials.
(Posted by Doug Skinner)