Archives of American Art

Henry Major papers

Collection ID:
Major, Henry, 1889-1948
Physical Description:
800 Items
(on 2 microfilm reels)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Original cartoons ready for publication, and newspaper clippings about Major and his caricatures.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Caricaturist, painter. Born in Hungary in 1889, Henry Major moved to the United States after a career as a caricaturist in Vienna and London. He became well known throughout the 1920's for traveling around the country caricaturing local politicians, businessmen and actors. He devoted his later years to painting.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 3745-3746 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals returned to National Portrait Gallery after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming by the Smithsonian Institution, National Portrait Gallery. NPG received the material along with its acquisition of Major's caricatures in 1986.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Caricaturists Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cartoonists Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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