Poster for The Century for January, Lovey Mary
Date: 1903
Medium: Offset lithograph
Dimensions: sheet: 21 7/8 × 13 13/16 in. (55.6 × 35.1 cm)
Illustration Citation: Advertising poster for serialized story "Lovey Mary" by Alice Caldwell Hegan, published December 1902 through March 1903 in Century Magazine. The scene illustrated in the poster appeared in the January 1903 issue. Story later published in book form (New York: The Century Company, 1903)
Credit Line: Gift of Lucinda and David Pollack, 2017
Object Number: 2017-102
About: This is a 1903 advertising poster for Lovey Mary, a story serialized in Century Magazine before its publication as a book. The story was a sequel to the best-selling novel Mrs. Wiggs and the Cabbage Patch, which centered on characters in a run-down Kentucky community. Here Mrs. Wiggs (at right) consoles the orphan Lovey Mary (at left) in front of a ramshackle building. A related illustration appears at right.
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