Lost Pictures–Frank Leet Caricatures

31 Aug


Walter Johnson of the Washington Senators, as depicted by Frank Rutledge Leet, a cartoonist for The Newspaper Enterprise Association, as well as the author of a number of children’s books, including one called, “When Santa was Late.

In 1912 and 1913 he provided caricatures for a number of articles featuring players telling their favorite baseball stories.  In addition to Johnson, Leet created images of Johnson’s teammate Germany Schaefer:


Chicago White Sox pitcher Big Ed Walsh:


Johnson and Schaefer’s manager Clark Griffith:


And, Detroit Tigers manager Hughie Jennings:


2 Responses to “Lost Pictures–Frank Leet Caricatures”

  1. Cliff Blau August 31, 2016 at 6:20 pm #

    Those are some pretty good likenesses. But why is Schaefer so dark?

    • Thom Karmik September 3, 2016 at 10:21 pm #

      I think it is due to the old newsprint. Can’t find an original copy to compare it to.

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