A. W. Steele

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Albert Wilbur Steele (June 18, 1862 – March 12, 1925) was an American political cartoonist associated with the Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News. Steele was born in Malden, Illinois, the sixth child of Henry Danforth and Louisa (Peabody) Steele.[1] His family came to Colorado when he was four, and he grew up in Denver.[2][3][4] He was cartoonist with the Rocky Mountain News from 1890–1897, and joined the Post in 1897. His cartoons were reproduced frequently in national magazines such as Review of Reviews and Cosmopolitan , as well as New York and Chicago newspapers. He married Anna Crary, a children's writer, on March 27, 1884.[3][5]


  1. ^ Perley, Mary Ellen (1904). Genealogy of the Descendants of Moses and Hannah (Foster) Peabody. Salem, Mass. pp. 16, 32.
  2. ^ "Steele, Albert Wilbur". The Artists Year Book. Art League Publishing Association. 1905. p. 189.
  3. ^ a b John William Leonard; Albert Nelson Marquis (1908). Who's Who in America. Marquis Who's Who. p. 1798.
  4. ^ "Newspaper Artist Dies". The Cincinnati Enquirer. March 13, 1925. p. 2.
  5. ^ "Writers of the Day". The Writer. Vol. 12 no. 4. April 1899. p. 58.

Further reading[edit]

  • Miller, Bonnie M. (2011). "The Image-Makers' Arsenal in an Age of War and Empire, 1898–1899: A Cartoon Essay, Featuring the Work of Charles Bartholomew (of the Minneapolis Journal) and Albert Wilbur Steele (of the Denver Post)". Journal of American Studies. 45 (1): 53–75. doi:10.1017/S0021875810000046. JSTOR 23016759.