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Louis Raemaekers reproductions of World War I political cartoons, ca. 1914-1918
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Description
Louis Raemaekers (1869-1956) was a cartoonist and painter primarily known for his portrayal of World War I in the Dutch newspaper Telegraaf. His publications include Another Peace Conference (1912), America in the War (1918), and Raemaekers's Cartoon History of the War (1918-19). The collection consists of reproductions of anti-German political cartoons originally published in the Netherlands.
Background
Raemaekers was born on April 6, 1869 in Roermond, Netherlands and received his States diploma from the Art School of Amsterdam in 1891. He became the director of the Art and Craft School in 1895 and went on to work as a professor at the Horticultural High School (1896), the Agricultural High School (1898), and the Ryks Hoogere Burger School (1899) in Wageningen. In 1913 he gave up teaching to become a cartoonist. He published more than a thousand cartoons during WWI. He was decorated as an Officier Legion d'Honneur (France), Chevalier Ordre de Leopold, Commander of the Order of the Crown (Belgium), and Officer of the Order of Orange Nassau (Netherlands). His publications include Another Peace Conference (1912), The Great War: a Neutral's Indictment (1916), America in the War (1918), and Raemaekers's Cartoon History of the War (1918-19). He died in 1956.
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3 oversize boxes
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.