Walt Mcdougall was born in Newark, New Jersey, and worked as an engraver at the New York Graphic in the 1870s. He also contributed to The Extra, Harper's Weekly, and Puck, and was hired by the New York Herald in 1896 where he was the first syndicated newspaper artist. He wrote and illustrated "McDougall's Good Stories for Children" for the Herald newspapers. He lived the last 20 years of his life in seclusion in Connecticut, and committed suicide at the age of 80.
These illustrations are from Good Stories for Children, 1902-05.