Dickey, Robert L. (cover illustration); Coles Phillips et al.
Philadelphia. Curtis Publishing Co., 05- 1919.
Volume XXXVI. No. 5. May 1919 complete issue of the magazine, 184 pages, color pictorial paper wrappers as issued, illustrated throughout in color and black and white, 16 x 11 inches. Soiling and toning to covers and multiple 1/4 inch tears to cover edges, slight rippling to upper edge and strong bumping to upper right corner throughout; interior otherwise in clean condition. Sold as is. Lots of interesting articles and fiction. Cover illustration of a terrier waiting for the return of its master is by Robert L. Dickey. This issue is heavily concerned with the First World War and features full-page color "Souvenir Pictures of the Great War" by artists including F. Luis Mora and Arthur I. Keller. Beautifully illustrated advertisements for companies including Palmolive (illustrated by Coles Phillips), Pears' Soap, Williams' Talc Powder, and more. Noteworthy is the extensive article by the Secretary of the Interior Franklin Lane entitled "What I Mean by Americanization" with the suggestion that "If you want to do your share in the great work of Americanization, write to the Division of Americanization, Department of the Interior..." Item #56266