The attached cartoon seen on the right was drawn by the New York artist Reginald Marsh (1898 - 1954) when he was all of 24. In addition to contributing cartoons to VANITY FAIR, his gags also appeared in THE NEW YORKER and THE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS.
In this cartoon, Marsh had a swell time comparing and contrasting the bio-diversity that existed along the Fifth Avenue of the early Twenties; from the free-verse poets on Eighth Avenue on up to the narrow-nosed society swanks on Sixty-Eighth Street - and everyone else in between.
The illustration posted above was drawn by Condé Nast illustrator Anne Fish.
Click here to read a magazine article about 1921 Harlem.
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