The Roots of Every Sturdy Oak

This cartoon was selected as the winning entry in the 1932 cartoon competition held by Our Dumb Animals and the American Humane Education Society (AHES). It was by an artist named Harry E. Larimer, and was originally published in the News-Sentinel (Fort Wayne, IN). The title of this cartoon is “The Roots of Every Sturdy Oak,” and is a visual representation of the relationship of kindness to character. Mr. Larimer received a $50 cash prize for this winning submission.

Cartoon published in the July 1932 issue of Our Dumb Animals. Collection of MSPCA Angell.

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