Frederick Victor Gillam
Frederick Victor Gillam (ca. 1858 – January 29, 1920) was a political cartoonist, known for his work in Judge magazine for twenty years, as well as the St. Louis Dispatch, Denver Times, New York World, and New York Globe.
Gillam was a member of the New York Press Club and Lotos Club. Born in Yorkshire, England, he emigrated to the United States at age six. His notable work included support of William McKinley’s 1896 presidential campaign. The younger brother of famed cartoonist Bernhard Gillam (1856–1896), he signed his work “Victor” or “F. Victor” until his brother’s death. Victor died at Kings County Hospital and was buried in Evergreens Cemetery, Brooklyn.
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A THING WELL BEGUN IS HALF DONE. UNCLE SAM—“Finish the canal, McKinley, and make our national expansion complete in your first administration.”
William McKinley & Uncle Sam: a wonderful 1899 persuasive map advocating for the construction of the Nicaragua Canal.Cartographer(s): Frederick Victor GillamPlace/Date: New York / 1899$975 Add to cart