Issued January 14, 1915
Rea Irvin studied at the Mark Hopkins Art Institute in San Francisco and started his career as an unpaid cartoonist for The San Francisco Examiner. In 1906 he moved to the East Coast and by 1910 he was contributing many illustrations to both Red Book magazine and its sister publication, Green Book. Irvin contributed illustrations regularly to Life, and rose to the position of art editor. Irvin also contributed to Cosmopolitan.
On January 14, 1915 Rea Irvin’s cartoon showing German aggression during the war appeared in LIFE magazine.