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  • Harold R. Heaton Collection

Harold R. Heaton worked as a political cartoonist for several Chicago-based newspapers including the Chicago Daily Tribune (1885-1899) and the Inter-Ocean (1908-1914). While working for the Chicago Daily Tribune he created a series of weekly commentaries on the World's Columbian Exhibition held in Chicago in 1893. Heaton's political cartoons featured current events, frequently focusing on Chicago politics.

Heaton took a break from cartoon work in 1899 to work as an actor and playwright before returning to the newspaper business in 1908. After Inter-Ocean's collapse in 1914, Heaton returned to the stage, acting on Broadway from 1920-1932.

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