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Evans, Raymond Oscar



Raymond Oscar Evans (1887-1954) was a political cartoonist for the Columbus Dispatch whose work was circulated in newspapers across the United States. Born in Columbus, OH, he graduated from Ohio State University in 1910 and subsequently began working at the Columbus Dispatch as an advertising artist and then at the Dayton News as a cartoonist. From 1913-1923, he worked as a political cartoonist for the Baltimore American, returning to the Columbus Dispatch in 1923, where he would remain for the rest of his career. He also worked as a staff artist for the Baltimore News from 1921-1922, contributed to Life and Puck, and taught cartooning at the Maryland Institute of Fine and Applied Arts (now called the Maryland Institute College of Art, or MICA).

Sources: 1. "Alumni Notes, Gamma Chapter, Ohio State University". The Emerald of Sigma Pi, 9, no. 4 (January 1923): 249. 2. "Evans of Gamma, Cartoonist," The Emerald of Sigma Pi, 7, no. 3 (October 1920): 274. 3. “Ray Evans, Noted Cartoonist, Dies.” The Lima News, January 18, 1954, 15.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Johns Hopkins University women's suffrage collection

Identifier: MS-0857

The Johns Hopkins University women's suffrage collection documents the history of the women's suffrage movement both in the United States and abroad from 1879 to approximately 1970, with the bulk of the material dating from 1900 to 1920. It is an artificially assembled collection of materials selected by the curators of Special Collections.

Dates: 1879-approximately 1970s; Majority of material found within 1900-1920

"Some use their heads, others their feet" poster, circa 1913

 File — Box 19: [Barcode: 31151034395628], Folder: 1
Scope and Contents This poster consists of an original hand-drawn cartoon by cartoonist Ray Evans, circa 1913. The top half of the drawing depicts two women from the shoulders up holding up papers which read, "Sound Reasons Why Women Should Vote" and "Equal Suffrage Arguments." The bottom half depicts women's feet marching next to a sign reading, "To Washington." Pencilled above the image is the caption "Some use their heads," with the rest of the caption, "others their feet," pencilled below the rest of the...
Dates: circa 1913

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