Robert Carter drawings

RIT Art Collection

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Collection Overview
Biographical Information for Robert Carter
Scope and Content
Subject Headings
Information for Researchers
Administrative Information
Related Materials

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Robert Carter drawings
Carter, Robert, 1875-1918
Inclusive Date(s)
Two political cartoons by Robert Carter, both regarding World War I.
2.0 Item(s) (2 Drawings)
Dimensions note
Drawings vary in size: 20 x 18 to 22 x 25 inches.
Collection is part of Art on Campus. See Art on Campus Inventory.xls for additional location information.
RIT Archive Collections
RIT Libraries
Wallace Center
90 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York, 14623
(585) 475-2557

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Biographical Information for Robert Carter (Collapse)

Robert Carter was born and raised in Chicago. He began his career there as a sketch artist, until a move to New York City in 1910, courtesy of William Randolph Hearst and the New York American. Regarded as one of America’s great cartoonists, Carter’s work included strip comics and political cartoons that showcased his knowledge of composition and anatomy. He worked for a number of newspapers including the Globe, the Sun, and the Philadelphia Press until his death in 1918.

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Robert Carter drawings consists of two political cartoons regarding World War I:

  • The Czar of All the Russians, ink drawing
  • The Grenadiers, pen and ink drawing

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Collection consists of two drawings.

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Subject Headings (Collapse)

Personal Name(s)

  • Carter, Robert, 1875-1918

Corporate Name(s)

  • Rochester Institute of Technology -- Art collections.


  • World War, 1914-1918 -- Caricatures and cartoons


  • Drawings (visual works)
  • Political cartoons

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Preferred Citation

Robert Carter drawings, RIT Art Collection

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open to researchers.

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Collection ID


Processing Information

Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in September 2011.

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Bibliography (Collapse)

Robert Carter at Art on Campus, Rochester Institute of Technology

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