Size: 21.0 linear feet
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The cartoon collection of C. D. Batchelor were originally submitted to the The New York Daily Times as editorial cartoons.
Clarence D. Bachelor was born in Osage City, Kansas on April 1, 1888 to Daniel and Lillian (James) Bachelor. He studied at the Chicago Art Institute from 1907 to 1910. He married Hazel Deyo in 1918, married again in 1948 to Julie Margaret Forsyth, and again in 1959 to Allegra Summers Taylor.
In 1911, C. D. Bachelor began working as staff artist for the Kansas City Star and then became a free lance artist from 1914 to 1918. In 1923, C. D. Bachelor started working as a cartoonist for the Ledger Syndicate in the New York Post and remained there until 1931. His next job was at the New York News as an editorial cartoonist where he stayed until 1969.
Besides editorial cartoons, C. D. Bachelor completed other works of art such as a bronze bust of J. M. Patterson, oil murals entitled Infinity and History of the Printed World in News Building. Among his awards, he has won $200.00 for the 6 best cartoons on public health by A.M.A. in 1912, the Pulitzer Prize in 1937, the National Headliners Plaque in 1938, and Page One award in 1965. He was a member of the National Association of Editorial Cartoonists, Dutch Treat, Silurian, Mile Creek, and National Arts.
C. D. Bachelor originated automobile safety series and "Inviting the Undertaker". He lived and worked in Deep River, Connecticut. He died on September 5, 1977.