Cover for The Saturday Evening Post, March 19,1904
Date: 1904
Medium: Charcoal, graphite, watercolor, and gouache on illustration board
Dimensions: sheet: 18 × 10 in. (45.7 × 25.4 cm)
Illustration Citation: Cover for The Saturday Evening Post, March 10, 1904
Credit Line: Gayle and Alene Hoskins Endowment Fund, 1982
Object Number: 1982-56
About: Walter Whitehead was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1874, where he studied at the Art Institute of Chicago before joining the Howard Pyle School of Art and Pyle's Chadds Ford summer school in 1901-02. He later returned to Chicago and eventually taught at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. Whitehead produced magazine covers, war posters, and advertisements. Around the turn of the 20th century, editors favored historical figures-real and imaginary-on popular magazine covers in order to engender a sense of nationalism in their far-flung readers across the country.
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