Comic strip by Homer Davenport
Comic strip by Homer Davenport from 1897.

Homer Calvin Davenport was a cartoonist from Silverton, Oregon who worked for W.R. Hearst around the turn of the 20th Century. He published two book collections with his cartoons in 1898 and 1900, as well as two non-fiction works, including his autobiography 'The Country Boy' (1910). He did mainly single panel cartoons, but he also drew some strips.

Cartoon by Homer Calvin Davenport
From: The Dollar or the Man? (1900)

He was born in the Waldo Hills region south of Silverton, where he grew up. Inspired by Thomas Nast, he headed for San Francisco, where he began his assocation with the Hearst newspapers. He later became a political cartoonist for the New York Evening Journal in New York. His main focus was the power of the sugar, tobacco and oil trusts.

Cartoon by Homer Calvin Davenport
From: The Dollar or the Man? (1900)

His work was praised by Theodore Roosevelt, who personally pulled strings to allow Homer Davenport to travel across the world to pursue his interest in Arabian Horses. He was one of the first American breeders of Arabian horses. Homer Calvin Davenport died from pneumonia in 1912, several weeks after drawing a cartoon about the sinking of the Titanic.

Cartoon by Homer Calvin Davenport
"Say, little girl - give us those pennies. We are your friends."
The Dollar or the Man: The Issue of To Day

Last updated: 2012-07-23

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