A strange thrill shot through me. It was Uko-San!
Date: 1910
Medium: Commercial printing process
Dimensions: sheet: 8 1/4 × 5 5/8 in. (21 × 14.3 cm)
Illustration Citation: "The Poetic Justice of Uko-San," by James Oliver Curwood, in Outing, June 1910
Credit Line: Gift of Marjorie and Frank Virdin, 1974
Object Number: 1974-46
About: This story is narrated by a hunter who kills a bear and captures her two cubs, which he takes home to raise. His sister names one Uko-San, after a character in a magazine story about Japan. Uko-San later escapes. Years later, the hunter encounters him again when the bear menaces his camp and kills his dog. Here, and the hunter and a companion rear back in horror when they see the dog. The narrator wonders if Uko-San was exacting revenge. Donor Marjorie Virdin (1899-1978), a niece of the artist, was a Delaware newspaperwoman, on the staff of the Delaware Coast Press and The Delawarean. She was also active in the Rehoboth Art League.
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