Cartoons by David Low

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Original cartoons and caricatures by David Low for the Manchester Guardian.

Administrative / Biographical History

Low was born in Dunedin, New Zealand on 7 April 1891. In 1902 he was appointed as political cartoonist at the Spectator in Christchurch, New Zealand. In 1911 he moved to the Bulletin in Sydney, Australia.

He travelled to London to join the Star in 1919 and later worked for the Evening Standard (1927-50) and the Daily Herald (1950-53). He Joined the Manchester Guardian in 1953 and continued to work for the paper until shortly before his death in 1963.

Conditions Governing Access

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Acquisition Information

Editorial cartoons were purchased by the Scott Trust in December 2006. The one-column portraits were donated by Low's daughters, Rachael Whear and Prudence Rowe-Evans in June 2005.

Other Finding Aids

A full catalogue description for this collection can be found on the GNM Archive catalogue.