William Norman Ritchie

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William Norman Ritchie
1865 or 1866-1947
The Conquerors
ca. 1910?
Pen and black ink over graphite on paper.
14 1/4 x 11 1/2 inches (362 x 294 mm)

Cartoon probably intended for publication in an unidentified periodical.


Signed "Norman" by the artist at lower right; title in pencil at head of sheet.


Cartoon in two panels shows, at top, a college graduate in cap and gown, standing at the top of the world and surrounded by various captains of industry who eagerly solicit his services, including J.D. Rockefeller, at left, and J.P. Morgan, at right; a smaller panel below shows a young woman graduate, seated on top of a building labeled college as she is wooed by a young man, at left, who offers her his heart, and an old man, at right, who offers her money; she is surrounded by visions of herself in positions of authority, including that of a judge, attorney, and bank president.