Thursday, May 20, 2010
Obscurity of the Day: Cynthianna Blythe
Cynthianna Blythe, the tale of a young beauty and the beaus who pursue her, ran on the back cover of the Herald's magazine section from May 2 1909 to February 13 1910 (thanks to Alex Jay for the running dates).
The feature sports art by Wallace Morgan and verses by Harry Grant Dart. While I realize that Morgan was the more celebrated illustrator in his time, I sure wish they'd traded places -- I just love Dart's draftsmanship and page layouts.
I agree that Dart did great drawings, too. I especially liked the science-fictiony "future glimpses" he did for Judge.