Photo, Print, Drawing [This world of creepers] / Arthur Young.
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- [This world of creepers] / Arthur Young.
- Illustration shows a crowd of apprehensive people on their hands and knees, creeping along under a dark thundercloud labeled "Fear." Lightning flashes, and black birds fly past a bent leafless tree. Art Young drew for a wide variety of publications from The Masses to the Saturday Evening Post. His increasingly left-wing views were show-cased in the humor magazine, Life, which for a time espoused support for socialism.
- Young, Art, 1866-1943, artist
Created / Published
- - Crawling & creeping--1900-1910
- - Storms--1900-1910
- - Fear--1900-1910
- Ink drawings--American--1900-1910.
- Ink drawings--American--1900-1910
- - Title from inventory.
- - Caption label from exhibit Cartoon America: Art Young published this drawing in Life magazine with the title "This World of Creepers; Afraid of Themselves and of Others, Afraid of the Almighty, of Life and of Death." He later identified it as one of his best, describing the image as, "the crawling, cringing horde of human beings afraid to stand up and call their souls their own." Young drew for a wide variety of publications that included the Saturday Evening Post as well as the socialist periodical The Masses. His left wing views were featured in the humor magazine Life, which, for a time, embraced support for socialism.
- - Published with title: "This World of Creepers; Afraid of Themselves and of Others, Afraid of the Almighty, of Life and of Death."
- - Published in Life, 1907 November 14, pp. 586-87.
- - Forms part of: Art Wood Collection of Caricature and Cartoon (Library of Congress).
- - Exhibited: Cartoon America: Highlights from the Art Wood Collection of Cartoon and Caricature, Library of Congress, 2006-2007.
- - Unprocessed in WOOD/Young.6
- - Source: World encyclopedia of cartoons, p. 594 ljr
- 1 drawing : ink wash and opaque white ; 35.5 x 74 cm (sheet)
Call Number/Physical Location
- Unprocessed in PR 13 CN 2001:055-4 [item] [P&P]
- Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
- ppmsca 04662 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.04662
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- LC-DIG-ppmsca-04662 (digital file from original drawing)
- No known restrictions on publication.
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Young, Art, Artist. This world of creepers / Arthur Young. , 1907. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2005680367/.
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Young, A. (1907) This world of creepers / Arthur Young. , 1907. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2005680367/.
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Young, Art, Artist. This world of creepers / Arthur Young. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2005680367/>.