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William Henry Walker papers, 1892-1937

Creator:
Walker, William Henry, 1871-1938
Subject:
Dutch Treat Club
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
0.8 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 1 reel)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Printed material; art works; and portrait sketches. REEL 4386: 226 portrait sketches and caricatures, 1919-1937, of members of the Dutch Treat Club, Walker's friends, notable artists, musicians, actors, politicians, and writers of the day. Sketches are signed by the sitters. UNMICROFILMED: Proofs, offprints, clippings of cartoons, and illustrations made primarily for LIFE magazine; and two pen and ink drawings, 1892.
Citation:
William Henry Walker papers, 1892-1937. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Location of Originals:
Reel 4386: Originals at the New York Historical Society, New York, N.Y.
Biography Note:
Cartoonist, illustrator; New York, N.Y. His professional career was as a hospital administrator. Contributed political and satirical cartoons to LIFE, HARPER'S, NEW YORK EVENING POST, and NEW YORK HERALD. He was the first to use the lithographer's crayon for cartoons.
Provenance:
Material on reel 4386 lent for microfilming and unmicrofilmed materials donated, 1989 by Walker's daughter-in-law, Alice Smith (Mrs. Robert Miller) Walker. Her husband had collected and annotated his father's papers.
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Caricaturists
Cartoonists
Graphic artists
Illustrators
Magazine illustration
Newspapers
World politics
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8158
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210329
AAA_collcode_walkwill
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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