Henry Patrick Raleigh was a draftsman and accomplished illustrator who flourished during the Golden Age of American Illustration. At just 17, his exceptional drawing ability landed him a job with the San Francisco Bulletin newspaper. There he worked as a cub reporter-artist, covering some of the most extreme, emotional and unpleasant topics including executions, fires and fatal accidents. He even illustrated at the morgue for murder and suicide stories. By 19, he was working for the San Francisco Examiner as one of their highest-paid artists. He later relocated to New York City to workd for The New York World, where he was assigned to illustrate high society events, drawing the well-to-do of New York.