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Illustrator 1899-1975

In Memory of

Marjory Houston Staehle



He Gave Us SmokeyThe Bearr By Marjory Houston Staehle

Albert Staehle By Sharon Damkaer


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By Sharon Damkaer


Albert Staehle is considered one of America's Greatest Animal illustrators. He was the creator of Smokey the Bear and his beloved real-life dog, BUTCH, appeared on 55 Saturday Evening Post and American Weekly Magazine covers. He has also created many other ads and illustrations such as the Swan for Swan Soap. His work is now part of Americana.


 United States Congressional Honor

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First Smokey Poster