Category Archives: Peter Newell

Mark Twain, The New Planet, Illustrated by Peter Newell

THE NEW PLANET (The astronomers at Hanard have observed “perturbations In the orbital movement of Neptune,” such as might be caused by the presence of a new planet in the vicinity.) I BELIEVE in the new planet. I was eleven … Continue reading

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Peter Newell’s Signor Marconi

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Benjamin Rabier’s Bullets

Antoine Sausverd of Töpfferiana has a very interesting post on a pair of strips by Benjamin Rabier which appear to have been influenced by Peter Newell: “Trajectoire,” a single-page story from La Jeunesse illustrée (no. 700, 11 February 1917) follows the … Continue reading

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Peter Newell, A Matter of Direction

Harper’s Round Table, vol. 18, 5 November 1896, p. 24.

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Peter Newell, The Policeman & the Match

Harper’s Round Table, vol. 18, 15 June 1897, p. 888.

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Peter Newell, The Johnson Family at the Columbian Exposition (1893)

One of the most annoying aspects of Peter Newell’s production was his frequent reliance on racial stereotypes, which often becomes racism tout court; here is what Bridget R. Cooks writes in “Fixing Race: Visual Representations of African-Americans att the World’s … Continue reading

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Peter Newell and Edward Lear

Equally individual [as Stockton’s article on A.B. Frost mentioned in the previous review] is Mr. Peter Newell, who has just published a collection of his quaintly illustrated nonsense verses, under the title of Peter Newell’s Pictures and Rhymes. The world … Continue reading

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