David Claypool Johnston

Thomas Nast

Richard Fenton Outcault

John T. McCutcheon

Clarence Daniel Batchelor

Carey Orr

Franklin Osborne Alexander

Roy Braxton Justus

Arthur B. Poinier

Ted Key

Boris Drucker

Gene Basset

Paul Conrad

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Franklin Osborne Alexander (1897-1993)

The creator of two comic strips, Finney of the Force and The Featherheads, F. O. Alexander drew editorial cartoons for United Features Syndicate before becoming the staff political cartoonist for the Philadelphia Bulletin in 1941. Throughout much of his twenty-six-year career at the Bulletin, the native Missourian depicted the fortunes, misfortunes, hopes, and fears of his alter ego, everyman Joe Doakes. In 1966, Alexander donated more than one thousand of his original cartoons to the Special Collections Research Center.

Should We Try Emulating Tom Sawyer?
29 December 1964
Vietnam / Peace Efforts / U.N. / Kin I Try It? Huh?

This exhibition has been generously supported by the
College of Arts and Sciences and the Photo and Imaging Center

Special Collections Research Center
Syracuse University Library
Syracuse, NY 13244
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