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Herb Roth (1887-1953) was a popular illustrator and cartoonist whose comics appeared in the New York Herald Tribune, New York World, and various literary periodicals. He assisted H. T. Webster with his "Timid Soul" cartoon strip beginning in 1923. Like Edna St. Vincent Millay, Roth was a seasonal resident of Delray Beach, Florida, where there was an artists' and writers' colony in the 1930s and 1940s.
"The Spirit of '75: Letters of a Minute Man in the Manner of Ring Lardner" from Donald Ogden Stewart and Herb Roth's A Parody Outline of History, serialized in The Bookman 54.1 (September 1921)
These illustrations mark the early stages of a partnership between Stewart and Roth that persisted throughout the 1920s. Roth also illustrated Stewart's novels Aunt Polly's Story of Mankind (1923), Mr. and Mrs. Haddock Abroad (1924), The Crazy Fool (1925), and Mr. and Mrs. Haddock in Paris, France (1926). A Parody Outline first appeared serially in The Bookman and was printed in its entirety soon afterwards. It was based upon H. G. Wells's bestselling book The Outline of History (1919).