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Jimmy Swinnerton
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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James Guilford Swinnerton (1875-1974) was an American cartoonist and landscape painter of Southwest deserts. While still a teenager, he began his career as a staff cartoonist at William Randolph Hearst's San Francisco Examiner. After having been diagnosed with tuberculosis in 1906, Swinnerton moved to Colton in Riverside County. He ended up staying in Southern California and eventually keeping a home there and another in Arizona; in the early 1940s, he lived at 1261 North Laurel Avenue in Los Angeles. From about 1920 to 1965, he painted desert scenes and kept a studio in the Coachella Valley near Palm Springs, where he died at age 98.
Photograph caption dated May 10, 1939 reads, "Famed cartoonist in hospital." A second photograph caption dated November 11, 1949 reads, "Almost 50 years ago they said the famed cartoonist had only a month to live; Sunday he'll be 75."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 88
Swinnerton, Jimmy,--1875-1974
Artists--United States
Cartoonists--United States
Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs
Portrait photographs
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