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Source: National Magazine
Source type: magazine
Document type: article
Document title: “Haydon Jones, Newspaper Artist”
Author(s): Armes, Ethel
Date of publication: May 1906
Volume number: 24
Issue number: 2
Pagination: 144-54 (excerpt below includes only pages 146-47)

 
Citation
Armes, Ethel. “Haydon Jones, Newspaper Artist.” National Magazine May 1906 v24n2: pp. 144-54.
 
Transcription
excerpt
 
Keywords
McKinley assassination (news coverage); Haydon Jones; Haydon Jones (public statements); Leon Czolgosz (illustrations); Leon Czolgosz (incarceration: Buffalo, NY).
 
Named persons
Leon Czolgosz; Haydon Jones; William McKinley.
 
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Haydon Jones, Newspaper Artist [excerpt]

     It occasionally happens in newspaper work that the living models are pretty hard to get! The artist, like the reporter, must exercise ingenuity. And he must be able to catch a likeness, a character, in a lightning flash. And he must be always ready for rush work. At the time of the tragedy at Buffalo many a feat remarkable in the line of artists’ and reporters’ work was done and passed unchronicled. Mr. Jones, whose picture of Czolgosz was at the time a notable [146][147] thing, remarked concerning his experience:
     “Just as soon as we got word that McKinley was shot, off I was sent to Buffalo—to get Czolgosz, among a few other things, and Czolgosz couldn’t be gotten. No artist or photographer, it seemed, could get into that jail for love or money—at first. Well, I hung on around there and at last I set up the fellows and persuaded them to handcuff me and take me in the jail as a prisoner and march me past Czolgosz so I could get a good look at him. And the good look had to serve in that instance for a rush picture.”

 

 


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