He had fallen under the influence of a scalawag
Date: 1911
Medium: Ink wash and graphite on illustration board
Dimensions: composition: 12 1/8 × 11 5/8 in. (30.8 × 29.5 cm) sheet: 18 7/16 × 17 15/16 in. (46.8 × 45.6 cm)
Illustration Citation: "Parents to the Bar! The Problem of the Wayward Child is that of the Incompetent Parent," by John J. Freschi, in Harper's Weekly, December 2, 1911
Credit Line: Acquired through the bequest of Frieda Becher, 1975
Object Number: 1975-4
About: This illustration appeared in an article that advised parents how to supervise their children, keeping them from various pitfalls, such as the inappropriate company and surroundings that have seduced a young city boy. While Henry Raleigh gained fame as an illustrator of high society themes, his early work as a newspaper artist acquainted him with scenes of urban poverty and down-and-out characters. His first job was on the (San Frarncisco) Bulletin as an artist-reporter. Once in New York, he branched out into magazine illustration and advertising art.
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