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Francis G. Attwood: A Forgotten Cartoonist

February 22nd, 2017 · No Comments

From about 1887 to 1899, Francis Gilbert Attwood contributed a monthly page to the magazine Life. (This is, of course, the old humor magazine, not the later one.) He seems to be forgotten now, probably because he died so young, at 44 (1856-1900). According to the brief introduction to Attwood’s Pictures, published by the Life Publishing Company in 1900, he was born and died in Jamaica Plain, Mass, was in the 1878 class at Harvard, and had his work first published in the Harvard Lampoon. He contributed to other magazines, and illustrated a few books, but was mostly known for his work in Life.

Here’s a fine page from January 1888. Please click on it to see it better.

(Posted by Doug Skinner)

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