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C. R. MACAULEY
Charles Raymond Macauley (1871-1934) was a well-known political cartoonist and designer of World War I propaganda posters. He was born in Canton, Ohio, and contributed cartoons to newspapers in Cleveland and Philadelphia in the late nineteenth century before settling in New York City in 1904. For nearly 30 years after, Macauley's cartoons appeared in several New York newspapers, including the New York Morning World, New York Globe, and New York Daily Mirror. In 1929, Macauley won the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning for a work that appeared in the Brooklyn Eagle. His most popular series of cartoons was probably those of Theodore Roosevelt, in which Macauley depicts the president wielding his famous "big stick." During World War I, Woodrow Wilson personally praised Macauley for his patriotic depictions of American forces. Macauley also wrote and illustrated a number of his own novels, and illustrated early works by Joseph Conrad and others.
C. R. Macauley's "You Buy a Liberty Bond Lest I Perish," 1919
This famous poster played an important role in the success of the first Liberty Bond campaign, which began soon after the United States joined World War I.