Thursday, April 3, 2014

'Pretty in Ink and Rose O'Neill' at the San Francisco Public Library

 Rose O'Neill - who knew that the most popular cartoonist in America prior to the depression was a woman, the daughter of poor Irish immigrants and a staunch supporter of women's rights?

O'Neill created the Kewpie character, which first appeared in 1909 in her illustrated poems for the Ladies' Home Journal.

"Signs", a cartoon for Puck by Rose O'Neill, 1904.
Ethel: "He acts this way. He gazes at me tenderly, is buoyant when I am near him, pines when I neglect him. Now, what does that signify?"
Her mother: "That he's a mighty good actor, Ethel."

 Women's History Project

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