100 Years Ago Today

A History Of Events And Happenings From Exactly One Hundred Years Ago

Issued September 19, 1912

Otho Cushing was born in 1871 in Fort McHenry, Maryland. He received art training from the Boston School of Fine Arts, graduating with honors. He later studied at the Académie Julian in Paris. He returned to the US and became a professor of drawing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Cushing submitted his first cartoons to Life in late 1906 which were accepted and accompanied by an offer to join the magazine’s staff.

Drawing showing former president of Princeton University governor Woodrow Wilson displaying Wisdom and Power reflected in his nomination for president by the Democratic party.

LIFE magazine
September 19, 1912
“Hymn to Pallas : Democrathene,” by Otho Cushing.

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