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E. W. Kemble Pen and Ink Drawing: "Jack"

Identifier: MSS-4249

Content Description

The collection contains a matted pen and ink drawing by E. W. Kemble titled Jack. The drawing, which shows a woman with a young boy on crutches, was used to illustrate Harry Stillwell Edwards’ short story “A Battle in Crackerdom,” that appeared in The Century in January 1892 (v. 43).


  • 1892


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Biographical / Historical

Edward Windsor Kemble was Born in California on January 18, 1861. In 1875, he was enrolled in a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, boarding school, where his artistic talent flourished. Primarily self-taught, by 1881, he was contributing artwork to various periodicals and eventually became the major political cartoonist for the New York Daily Graphic. He also contributed frequently to Life magazine and was a staff cartoonist for Collier's (1903-1907), Harper's Weekly (1907-1912).

He is probably most known for his book illustrations. Mark Twain employed Kemble to illustrated his Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. He also illustrated Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin, Washington Irving's Knickerbocker History of New York, and several of Joel Chandler Harris' Uncle Remus stories.

Kemble died on September 19, 1933.


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Matted pen and ink drawing by Kemble for Harry Stillwell Edwards's 1892 short story, "A Battle in Crackerdom"

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from James Cummins Bookseller, 2019

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Processed by Martha Bace, 2019
Guide to the E. W. Kemble Pen and Ink Drawing: "Jack"
January 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266