Creator

Date Original

circa 1946-2003

Description

These papers are comprised of sixteen original caricature drawings by George Edward Fisher during his time as a political cartoonist for several Arkansas newspapers. Fifteen of the caricatures are signed by the subject of the drawings.

Biographical/Historical Note

George Edward Fisher was born in White County, Arkansas, on April 8, 1923, to Charles W. and Gladys Fisher. He attended Beebe College while serving in the Army Reserves, leaving the college for active duty in 1943. While on active duty, George Fisher took drawing classes at the Municipal College of Art in Bournemouth, England. He married Rosemary Beryl "Snooky" Snook in 1946. Fisher's first job as a newspaper cartoonist began with the West Memphis News. After the newspaper's closing in 1949, Fisher came to Little Rock, Arkansas. There, Fisher asked the North Little Rock Times if he could draw political cartoons for them at no charge. Soon afterwards, other newspapers across Arkansas began using his cartoons, eventually leading him to be hired by the Arkansas Gazette in 1976. After the Arkansas Democrat bought the Arkansas Gazette, Fisher worked for Arkansas Times. He died on December 15, 2003.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000834

Resource Type

Text

Collection

George Edward Fisher papers, MS.000834

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

George Edward Fisher papers, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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