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1917 Print Cartoon J. P. Art Alley Black Americana Caricature Christmas Santa

1917 Print Cartoon J. P. Art Alley Black Americana Caricature Christmas Santa

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"Chris'mus Gif'!"

This is an original 1917 black and white halftone print of a cartoon drawn by cartoonist, James Pinckney Alley (1885-1934) for Cartoons Magazine. Alley was known for creating the character 'Hambone' in "Hambone's Meditations."


This 98+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. No creases. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 5.75 x 8 inches; 15 x 20 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

The use of editorial cartoons for propaganda purposes was widely popular during World War I. Almost every newspaper of note had their own staff cartoonist who created images (and unfortunately many stereotypes) to support the war effort at home and on the front lines. Period Paper is pleased to offer a collection of historical political editorial cartoons from 1917-1918. This collection includes the works of the era's noted cartoonists and illustrators and includes cartoons from Italian, German, and Dutch newspapers and journals as well as cartoons from the newspapers of the Allied powers. A fascinating look at "The Great War" or more cynically, "The War to End All Wars", though the eyes of these editorial cartoonists.

This piece was illustrated by Alley, James Pinckney. Artist signature in print - bottom right of image.

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