Carey Orr cartoons

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This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

1 linear foot (1 oversize box) of material consisting of sixteen original political cartoons dating from Orr's early career, concerning World War I, the Depression, crime in Chicago, and free speech.

Biographical Historical Note

Carey Cassius Orr studied at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. He worked as a cartoonist at several newspapers before he began working at the Chicago Tribune in 1917, where he stayed for 46 years. He drew the Kernel Cootie comic strip.

Additional Notes

Related collections: Carey Orr cartoon Collection, Leon T. Walkowicz collection of editorial cartoon drawings, and Leon T. Walkowicz editorial cartoon collection, Chicago History Museum; Carey Orr Editorial Cartoons for Chicago Tribune, Joseph Medill Patterson Papers, and J. M. Patterson Cartoonist Correspondence, Lake Forest College.