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Guide to the Homer C. Davenport Drawings
 PR 125

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Davenport, Homer, 1867-1912
Title: Homer C. Davenport drawings
Dates [inclusive]: 1890s-1912
Abstract: The collection holds about 900 original ink drawings of political cartoons by Homer C. Davenport (1867-1912). These cartoons portray political figures (such as William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt), other prominent Americans (such as John D. Rockefeller and William Randolph Hearst), and topical matters of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries (such as police corruption, business trusts, and the "embalmed beef scandal" of 1898).
Quantity: 52.5 Linear feet in 89 flat files
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Language: The documents in the collection are in English.
Call Phrase: PR 125