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Held, John, Jr., 1889-1958

Dates Of Existence
  • Existence: 1889 - 1958
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Dowd Illustration Research Archive Artwork Collection

Identifier: MGHL-00034
Scope and Contents

This collection includes original artwork on paper and board in addition to related published reproductions.

John Held, Jr. Collection

Identifier: MGHL-00043
Scope and Contents John Held Jr. (1889-1958) was one of the best-known magazine illustrators of the 1920s. He chronicled the spirit of the Roaring Twenties, also known as the Jazz Age, with cheerful cartoons of flappers, fast cars, parties, and dancing. Held’s humorous work appeared in many U.S. magazines, including Judge, Life, Collier’s, and The New Yorker.  The materials in this collection range in date from 1929 to 1938, when Held was involved with and married to Gladys Moore Held, Miss New Orleans...

Lochinvar, October 1931

 Item — Box 002: Series Series 2
Identifier: 002
Description Editorial illustration; three men dressed in bow ties and tuxedoes appear behind a dinner table with coffee cups set in front of them. The man on the right has a look of annoyance on his face while the man on the left rests his head on his right hand with a look of defeat on his face. The man in the center stands and looks triumphantly towards the upper right corner of the illustration. Format Drawing ...

Lochinvar, October 1931

 Item — Box 002: Series Series 2
Identifier: 003
Description Editorial illustration; two women stand on the left side of the illustration and two men stand off to the right. The woman on the far left appears to be upset while the other woman gestures boldly at the man immediately to her left. The man standing next to the woman has a look of annoyance on his face while the man standing next to him observes the scene. Format Drawing Medium Pen and ink...

Uncle! Uncle!, July 1931

 Item — Box 002: Series Series 2
Identifier: 001

Editorial illustration; a bald man in a suit stands next to a bar and holds a cocktail glass in the air with his left hand.




Pen and ink on board