George Washington Carleton
(1832 - 1901)
George Washington Carleton was active/lived in New York. George Carleton is known for caricature, illustrator, publisher.
Biography George Washington Carleton
Carleton was a caricaturist and publisher born in New York in 1832.
As a young man he worked as a clerk for Burnham, Plumb, and Company, an import and commission house. At the same time he began to do caricatures for periodicals such as the "Lantern" and "The Picayune". In 1857 he became a partner in the publishing firm of Rudd and Carleton, which by 1861 became G.W. Carleton and Co. His house printed a wide selection of titles, but specialized in humorous books, sometimes illustrated by Carleton.
Trips made during the winter months provided the subjects for collections of witty sketches, published with short commentaries. He visited Cuba and Peru (mainly Lima), and subsequently published "Our Artist in Cuba" (1865). He also
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