On this day, December 5, 1937, illustrator and cartoonist Gustave Verbeek died in New York City. Born in Japan, Verbeek was the son of a Dutch missionary. He studied art in Paris and in 1900 moved to the U. S. where he created illustrations for popular magazines. Verbeek also produced a series of weekly comic strips, the most noted was The Upside Downs created for The New York Herald between October 1903 and January 1905.
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