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Henry Raleigh Collection

A close crop of an illustration from the Henry Raleigh Collection.

This collection includes original artwork and published materials by Henry Raleigh. Raleigh was an American illustrator, active between 1910-1940. He created illustrations for many well-known authors, including F. Scott Fitzgerald and H.G. Wells.

Raleigh started as a newspaper artist but became widely respected and sought after for his unique and distinct style of illustration. In addition to producing work for prominent magazines such as The Saturday Evening Post and Harper’s Bazaar, he created several posters to promote the efforts of World War I.

Raleigh’s career spanned 25 years and during this time he completed over 20,000 illustrations. He even remained active through the Great Depression and was considered a heavy-hitter during the Golden Age of illustration. Raleigh’s career ended in the 1940s and it is believed that he found it difficult to adapt to the changing social norms of the late 1930s.

Browse the Henry Raleigh Tear Sheets on Artstor

All WU faculty, students, and staff can access this collection by creating an account or logging in to Artstor. Those users outside of the university can contact Special Collections staff for access privileges.

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Special Collections Management, Special Collections Processing Department, Special Collections, Preservation, and Digital Strategies
Andrea Degener
Job Title
Visual Materials Processing Archivist & Supervisor; Curator for the Dowd Illustration Research Archive (Interim)
Phone Number
(314) 935-9382