Henry Major papers, 1922-1950

Major, Henry, b. 1889 d. 1948
Painter, Caricaturist
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 800 items (on 2 microfilm reels).

Collection Summary: Original cartoons ready for publication, and newspaper clippings about Major and his caricatures.

Biographical/Historical Note: Caricaturist, painter. Born in Hungary in 1889, Henry Major moved to the United States after a career as a caricaturist in Vienna and London. He became well known throughout the 1920's for traveling around the country caricaturing local politicians, businessmen and actors. He devoted his later years to painting.

Lent for microfilming by the Smithsonian Institution, National Portrait Gallery. NPG received the material along with its acquisition of Major's caricatures in 1986.

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