Thursday, October 31, 2013

Masquerading as a Chinese Artist

The Evening Telegram
(New York)
September 19, 1894
“Tammany” cartoon
“CG Bush” is in the panel on the lower-left corner.

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The New York Herald
December 15, 1894

December 16, 1894
“At Ye Shrine of Ye Sugar Stork” cartoon
“CG Bush” is in the panel on the lower-right corner.

About Charles G. Bush

The Call
(San Francisco, California)
June 18, 1911
Magazine Section
“1911” and “Stoner” are in the vertical boxes

June 11, 1911

About Harry Stoner

(Next post November 8: Seong Moy in Life Magazine)

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Kaem Wong, Cartoonist and Animator

Kaem Wong born Jin Bong Wong

Records at
California, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1882-1957
Name: Jin Bong Wong
Arrival Date: 30 Apr 1921
Age: 13
Birth Date: abt 1908
Birthplace: Toyshan, China
Gender: Male
Ethnicity: Chinese
Ship Name: Tenyo Maru
Port of Arrival: San Francisco
Port of Departure: Hong Kong, China
Destination: San Francisco, California, United States
Last Residence: China
Friend's Name: Kwing Wong
(From Toyshan, China, he traveled with his brother, Wong Gim Yuen, 15, to San Francisco. Kaem has not been found in the census records.)

U.S. Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791-1992
Name: Kaem Wong (formerly Bong Jin Wong)
Birth Date: 26 Oct 1908
Age at event: 51
Address: 1205 1/2 Manzanita Street, Los Angeles 29, California
Court District: California
Date of Action: 5 Aug 1960

(see article below)

Social Security Death Index
Name: Kaem Wong
SSN: 551-03-1595
Last Residence: 91505 Burbank, Los Angeles, California
Born: Monday 26 Oct 1908
Died: Apr 1986

California Death Index, 1940-1997
Name: Kaem Wong
Social Security #: 551031595
Sex: Male
Birth Date: 26 Oct 1908
Birthplace: China
Death Date: 23 Apr 1986
Death Place: Los Angeles

(Pasadena, California)
August 5, 1960
Wong’s middle name was misspelled.

The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic-Book Scare and How It Changed America 
David Hajdu
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008

(Next post October 31: Masquerading as a Chinese Artist)

Friday, October 25, 2013

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Paul Fung’s Sheet Music Covers

Dear Old Home
Melody Shop, 1920

Siren of the Southern Sea
Melody Shop, 1920

Toy San
Marcello Music, 1920

Melody Shop, 1921

Kentucky Home
Jerome H. Remick, 1921

Melancholy Moon
Melody Shop, 1921

Melody Shop, 1921

Melody Shop, 1921

Tropical Moonlight
Melody Shop, 1921
With All My Heart
Melody Shop, 1921

Someday Sweetheart
Melody Shop, 1922

One Little Hour
Melody Shop, 1923

Seattle Town
Melody Shop, 1923

(Updated August 22, 2020; tomorrow: Paul Fung in the American Art Annual

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Paul Fung in Cartoons Magazine

Cartoons Magazine
July 1916
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July 1917

August 1917

January 1918

(Updated September 11, 2023; tomorrow: Paul Fung in Sunset Magazine)

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Paul Fung at Franklin High School

October 1914
Assistant Staff Artist

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December 1914
Assistant Staff Artist

February 1915

February 1916
Chief Artist


Friday, October 18, 2013

Paul Fung in the Oregonian

(Portland, Oregon)
May 21, 1911
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June 8, 1913

January 19, 1914

January 25, 1914

June 18, 1914