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. Light soiling and edgewear to covers, a few pen marks and 2 inch mailing label to front cover, splits to head and tail of spine up to 2 1/4 inches. The upper right corner is slightly bumped throughout, and a 2 1/4 x 1 1/4 inch section from the upper right corner of pages 69/70 is missing and attached to pages 71/72 instead in what seems to be a curious original printing error. Interior in good clean condition overall. 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