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Artist Spotlight E. Simms Campbell

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.