Cover, Life, March 1, 1928 / The Tattooed Man Goes Collegiate!
Medium: Gouache, watercolor, ink, and graphite on illustration board
Dimensions: composition: 16 1/16 × 12 5/8 in. (40.8 × 32.1 cm)
sheet: 18 1/16 × 14 in. (45.9 × 35.6 cm)
Illustration Citation: Cover of Life, March 1, 1928
Credit Line: Acquisition Fund, 1986
About: Utah-native John Held, J. was a premier cartoonist of the 1920's Jazz Age, credited with capturing such characters as the flapper and Joe College. Here in a parody of a body-building contest, a spindly youth displays tatooes with popular slang phrases and references to the costs of college.
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