E. Simms Campbell – 1932 Map of Harlem

E. Simms Campbell (1906–1971)
The first African-American syndicated cartoonist, particularly known for his illustrations for Esquire magazine. – from Biography.com

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Pic from Ariel S. Winter’s blog.


The following is a map of Harlem he drew in 1932 – at the end of the Jazz age.

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To see more of the detail, here’s a larger version you can click on.

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For more on E. Simms Campbell, check out the following link from
the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum.
Found in the Collection: E. Simms Campbell Letters

There’s also a great retrospective at Ariel S. Winter’s blog.

About Jim Keefe

Jim Keefe is the current artist of the Sally Forth comic strip, he is also the writer and artist of the Flash Gordon comic strip - both available at ComicsKingdom.com. A graduate of the Joe Kubert School, Keefe likewise teaches Comic Art. Teaching and speaking engagements include SVA in Manhattan, Hofstra’s UCCE Youth Programs, The University of Minnesota and most recently the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
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