Antique Book of Cartoons by Homer C. Davenport. Each Cartoon is Signed Davenport.Inside this Book is Signed Mary A. Hepburn-Smith Milford, Conn, 1900. Underneath is Signed Edwin Porter Brereton Both are Famous in Their Own Right.On May 2, 1912, the RMS Titanic’s last victim died from pneumonia. W.R. Hearst cartoonist Homer Calvin Davenport caught his death on the New York docks after illustrating the survivors’ tragic tale. An incredibly lucky, creative and productive life was cut short. Caricaturist, author, Arabian horse breeder and out-spoken freethinking spiritualist, he defied all expectations.Davenport (1867-1912) was an American political cartoonist and worked for a number of newspapers during his career, most importantly the New York Journal owned by William Randolph Hearst and later, in 1904, the New York Evening Mail. This book was published by The DeWitt Publishing House , copyright 1898. The 2 page introduction was written by the Honorable John J. Ingalls (U.S. Senator from Kansas, anti-monopoly) and is titled Cartoons: What They Are And What They Do.Political cartoons from the gilded age. In the decade of the 1890s. Oregon cartoonist Homer Davenport wielded his pen to spray a steady stream of caustic caricatures onto the notables and notorious of the global political scene.Davenport was probably best known for his images of William McKinley, Mark Hanna and Boss Tweed. Oversized cloth covered hardcover. Front and back cover's illustrated.Appropriate wear for its age.