The Darwin club
Inside a grandly decorated men's club distinguished-looking, elderly gentlemen interact with monkeys. One sits on a mantle, bonding with four monkeys. A monkey smokes a cigar and holds a newspaper with a bag of peanuts at his feet. One monkey, a waiter, brings a drink to a man reading a newspaper. Paintings of monkeys hang on the walls.
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Signed, lower left: Rea / Irvin.
Stamped on verso: Appeared in No. 1690. Dated Mar 18 1915.
The drawing is one from the series, "Clubs We Do Not Care To Join."
Title and series inscribed below image
Bequest and gift; Caroline and Erwin Swann; 1974; (DLC/PP-1974:232.1044)
Published in: Life, March 18, 1915.
Published in: The image of America in caricature & cartoon / Amon Carter Museum of Western Art. Fort Worth : The Museum, 1975, p. 119.
Exhibited: Cartoonists Guild, "The Art in Cartooning," 1975; Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, "The Image of America in Caricature & Cartoon," 1976.