Issued May 30, 1912
LIFE magazine – Army and Navy NumberWalter Haskell Hinton was born in San Francisco, California in August 1886. In 1901 Hinton attended the Art Institute of Chicago. He lived most of his life in Chicago but spent some time in New York and Philadelphia. He was successful illustrator who worked in advertising and magazines such as LIFE as well as Western Story, Outdoor Life, and Successful Farming.
On May 30, 1912 he did a cover for LIFE that showed a sailor wooing a beautiful Indian woman.
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