The Career of John Silverthorne — Banker, Part 1: Wall Street Frauds Make Wonderful Cartoons, Part 50
Already having one Wall Street serialization going, it’s time to begin posting yet a second series! This has nothing to do with the fact that I’ve entrapped myself by saying that I would post banking/stock market-related cartoons daily, until Congress passed the latest Wall Street Reform legislation. No. No. Nothing at all to do with that…
Today, we present Part 1 of The Career of John Silverthorne — Banker, by Trevor Michael Grover. Grover was himself a banker, beginning work at the Canadian Bank of Commerce on April 17th, 1913. While there, he produced a series of drawings about the fictional John Silverthorne – Banker, which appeared in the Toronto publication, Saturday Night. These were collected in 1914 by Canadian Art Publishers, into the book whose cover you see below. On January 25th, 1916, Grover enlisted in WW I, serving in the 166th Canadian Battalion and the 11th Infantry Brigade, during which he produced sketches from the Front, which were published in the Canadian Courier. This information is from the Canadian Bank of Commerce book, Letters from the Front, Being a record of the part played by officers of the Bank in the great war, 1914-1919 (Volume 2). Beyond that point, I’ve found no record of Trevor Grover’s activities. We will hope he returned from the War, and led a happy banking life.
So. let’s begin! Here’s Part 1, of The Career of John Silverthorne — Banker:
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Part Two will appear within the coming week.
Click here to find both the prior Wall Street Frauds Make Wonderful Cartoons entries, and related I.T.C.H. posts. This series will continue, while the debate on financial reforms continues in Congress (except Mondays and holidays, on which I already had other material planned).