1928, Troupers of the Gold Coast

Detail, excerpt from Constance Rourke's Troupers of the Gold Coast.

 

 

Rourke, Constance, Troupers of the Gold Coast, New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1928

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The image at left is taken from the May 1928 issue of the Woman's Home Companion, the forerunner of the Ladies Home Home Journal. It shows Lotta Crabtree as a child, standing outside her father's bookshop in New York, prior to his departure to San Francisco in 1852. The illustration was drawn by James Preston; the excerpt was from Rourke's study, published later that year.

Critical Reception:

Gilbert Seldes, " How, and How Not, to Write about Women," The Bookman (Book Review) January 1929, 581-583.

 

 

 

 

 

1928, Troupers of the Gold Coast