four_o_clock_189708On this day, July 9, 1874, illustrator and photographer Carl Werntz was born in Sterling, Illinois. He studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, in Paris, and in Japan. He was a cartoonist for the Chicago Record and created illustrations for a variety of magazines. In 1902 Werntz founded the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts which taught commercial, applied, and fine arts.