Cushman Parker (1881-1940) was an illustrator of magazines and advertisements. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts and studied at the Academie Julian in Paris. He created illustrations for Beech-Nut, Bon Ami, Fleischman bread, and Welch’s grape juice, among others. He also illustrated for magazines, including The Saturday Evening Post and Good Housekeeping, for whom he also created a set of paper dolls called “Little Louise.” He designed additional sets of paper dolls for George W. Jacobs & Co. called called Dorothy Dimple and her friends: Paper Dolls of Many Nations by Cushman Parker.
He also created a war propaganda poster for the United States Food Administration during World War I, which featured a picture of a little boy saluting a bowl of oatmeal with the caption, “Little Americans Do Your Bit.”