Publication information

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)

Armes, Ethel. “Haydon Jones, Newspaper Artist.” National Magazine May 1906 v24n2: pp. 144-54.
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.

Haydon Jones, Newspaper Artist

     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.”