Men Behind the Seattle Spirit: The Argus Cartoons 1906 ~ Rare ~ Caricatures of 362 prominent professional & business men


Title: Men Behind the Seattle Spirit: The Argus Cartoons

Author: [Henry Alexander Chadwick]

Description: Rebound in black cloth with original leather sides; new paper title-block on spine. Original endpapers. Inner hinges show some old cracking, but rebind is solidly secure. Some minor soiling to pages, but generally clean with the exception of a handful of pencil notations made by someone who appears to have been acquainted with some of the characters portrayed. Includes name index. [368] pages. Uncommon.

A great piece of Seattle history. Men Behind the Seattle Spirit presents a collection of caricatures: 362 of Seattle's movers and shakers, professionals and businessmen from the early years of the twentieth century, including all manner of executives, civic leaders, bankers, railroad, steamship, communications, lumber, brewery and real estate figures, developers, judges, lawyers, ministers, hoteliers, clothiers and physicians, persons involved in public utilities, even a cigar dealer, an undertaker, and the photographer Edward S. Curtis.

The caricatures were mostly drawn by a handful of artists, including Edgar Keller, Monte Brown, and three artists who worked for the Seattle Engraving Company, Harry Murphy, Charles Albert Bobbett, and John R. Gill.

The Argus was a long-running Seattle weekly newspaper, founded in 1894 and edited and owned by Henry A. Chadwick until 1934.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Good

Publisher: H. A. Chadwick
Place: Seattle, Washington
Year: 1906

Keywords: caricatures, cartoons, business, development, history, Seattle, Washington, King County, antique, The Argus, politics, fin-de-siecle, Pacific Northwest, Harry Murphy, John R. Gill, Edgar Keller, Monte Brown, Charles A. Bobbett,

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