Taken During high school


As a young woman



Prior to her 1949 death


Helen E. Hokinson, was born in Mendota, IL in 1893. She graduated from Mendota High School in 1913. She studied art in Chicago at the Academy of Fine Arts and went on to become a well-known illustrator-cartoonist for the New Yorker Magazine. She died in a plane crash in Washington, D.C. on November 1, 1949. She was on her way to address the opening of a Community Chest drive. She was making the trip because, like many of her women, she had a strong sense of civic duty.

She made many of her sketches while attending women's conventions, flower and dog shows, or garden club meetings. She gave credit to James Reid Parker "whose captions have inspired most of these drawings."

Do you lick or do I lick?

What would you suggest for a small group of ladies who meet every Tuesday to do needlepoint?

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