Joel Benton was raised in the small town of Amenia, New York. He was the cousin of Myron Benton. He was educated at Amenia Seminary, where he stayed until 1851.
Mentions that Henry Clapp worked as Brisbane's secretary for a short time.
Seitz names Wood, Mullen [Mallen], and Shanly as staff members at Vanity Fair who were inspirations for characters in Artemus Ward's Woshy-Boshy. Mallen is described as a comic artist who worked with Artemus Ward: His work is remembered alongside the productions of Eytinge, Launt Thompson, George H. Boughton, Wilson Fisk, and Frank Bellew. Don Carlos Seitz contends that “to such associates Artemus Ward came as one to the manner born. The evenings were gay with converse and many libations of Pfaff’s brew” (99). The acquaintance with Artemus Ward produced rich comic fruit; Seitz named Wood, Mullen, and Shanly as the staff members at Vanity Fair who inspired the minor characters in Artemus Ward’s Woshy-Boshy (90).
Seitz names Wood, Mullen, and Shanly as staff members at Vanity Fair who were inspirations for characters in Artemus Ward's Woshy-Boshy.
Seitz names Wood and Mullen as journalists at Vanity Fair.
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