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Henry Major papers, 1922-1950

Major, Henry, 1889-1948

Painter, Caricaturist

Collection Information

Size: 800 items (on 2 microfilm reels).

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.

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to National Portrait Gallery after microfilming.