Archive for October 21st, 2010

Opposed to Cartoons

October 21, 2010

This 1898 cartoon reminded me of the “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day” earlier this year. As stated in the caption, Homer Davenport was a prominent cartoonist.  I wonder if he would have drawn Mohammed:


Homer Davenport

From Wikipedia:

Homer Calvin Davenport (March 8, 1867 – May 2, 1912) was a political cartoonist  from the United States. He was known for his satirical drawings and support of Progressive Era politics. A native Oregonian, he would work for several West Coast newspapers before going to work for William Randolph Hearst and the New York Evening Journal. He also was one of the first American breeders of Arabian horses.


Also from Wiki:

Haleb, the “Pride of the Desert,” imported to America by Davenport in 1906.

Both images from Wiki entry for Homer Davenport as well.

More on the political cartoons and anti-cartoon bill HERE.