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Jenkins Jr., Burris (1897 - 1966)

Jenkins Jr., Burris (1897 - 1966)

Burris Jenkins Jr. was the son of a prominent Kansas City minister, war correspondent and newspaper editor. Jenkins Jr. was a popular sports cartoonist, whose work appeared in the New York Journal-American from 1931. His humorous published verses were also popular. Although best known for his sports themes, Jenkins was also a skilled courtroom illustrator and editorial cartoonist. He was fired from his first job at the Kansas City Post for a series of pessimistic Christmas cartoons, a firing which prompted his father's resignation from the same newspaper. Among his best-remembered cartoons are his angry piece on the discovery of the dead Lindbergh baby, and his sentimental image of Babe Ruth's farewell to Yankee Stadium.

 

Cartoons for sale:

  No Caption
  • No Caption, 1949
  • £275
  • 22cm x 25cm
  • New York Journal-American
  • Sports columnist Bill Corum and Uncle Sam cartoon.

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  Back in action!
  • Back in action!, 1953
  • £375
  • 20cm x 23cm
  • New York Journal-American
  • Dwight D Eisenhower cartoon

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The Price of our original cartoons include acid free mount and gilt frame.

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