The Dallas Historical Society will present An Evening With! a four-month lecture series exploring Dallas and Texas history with authors and experts discussing fascinating topics supported by exhibitions of related items from the Dallas Historical Society collection.
John Knott worked for the Dallas Morning News from 1905 until his retirement in 1957. His artwork during this time amassed to over 15,000 pieces and the Dallas Historical Society holds more than one third of this body of work. His most famous character “Old Man Texas”, was devised in 1906 to symbolize rural Texas, honesty in government, low taxes, and property ownership. Knott’s work was reprinted in many American newspapers over the years. His work encompasses every possible aspect of the public’s interest from the humorous to the social conscience of the state and nation. Come hear Ed Owens discuss John Knott and his cartoons and view some of Knott’s drawings from the Dallas Historical Society archives.