Kewpie Cartoons

This cartoon "The Kewpies and the Little Browns from Women's Home Companion is significant because it was the first cartoon to address racial issues.

Rose had also make racism a topic in Puck Magazine where she worked from the late 1890 to 1907.


Rose O'Neill created her first Kewpies as cartoons; these humorous stories were meant for children, but also people that were interested int the topic of racism.  Ultimately, the cartoons help children to learn to read and memorize which delighted Ms. O'Neill greatly. The Kewpies were first published in Ladies Home Journal, then in Women's Home Companion and most importantly in Good Housekeeping. The cartoons started in 1909 and continued on and off in magazines and newspaper until 1937.


The first Kewpie Cartoon was published in Ladies Home Journal in December 1909


Ladies Home Journal

The Kewpies

Good Housekeeping

Kewpie Corner


Sunday Magazine