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SCRB Collection 014. Bartholomew, Charles L. Editorial Cartoons by “Bart,” 1890-1920: Overview

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Collection Description

Bartholomew, Charles L.  Editorial Cartoons by “Bart,” 1890-1920.  SCRB Collection 14.  1 flat box.

The Editorial Cartoons by “Bart” collection contains 52 original drawings of editorial cartoons.    Charles L. Bartholomew, more commonly known as “Bart,” drew these cartoons for the Minneapolis Journal.  Also included in this collection are copies of the cartoons often with photocopies of the original paper they were published.

Biographical Note

Charles Lewis Bartholomew was born 10 February 1869 in Chariton, Iowa.  After graduating from Iowa State College he began working as a reporter for the Minneapolis Journal before becoming a daily editorial cartoonist, commonly known as “Bart,” in the 1890s.  He published a cartoon almost every day between 1899 and 1915 with subjects ranging from the Spanish-American War to local Minnesota politics and weather.  Bartholomew was also Dean of the Federal School of Illustrating and Cartooning (now Art Instruction School), as well as a children’s book illustrator.  He died 15 February 1949 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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