Lucile Patterson Marsh

1930 Original American Magazine Cover Woman's Home Companion, Children in the Park

$100.00
  • 1930 Original American Magazine Cover Woman's Home Companion, Children in the Park

Lucile Patterson Marsh

1930 Original American Magazine Cover Woman's Home Companion, Children in the Park

$100.00

Artist: Lucile Patterson Marsh

Date: 1930
Size: 10 x 13.5 inches 

A lovely and detailed depiction of children in the park presented in a dreamy, maze-like manner with messages like "do not feed the elephant" and "no dogs allowed" hidden on the paths beneath bicycles and carousel horses. 

This cover, designed by Lucile Patterson Marsh was created for the most influential editor of Woman's Home Companion - Gertrude Battles Lane.  Lane's view of her role was that: 

"In editing the Woman's Home Companion, I keep constantly in mind a picture of the housewife of today as I see her. She is not the woman who wants to do morehousework, but the woman who wants to do less housework so that she will have more time for other things.
She is intelligent and clear-headed; I must tell her the truth. She is busy; I must not waste her time. She is forever seeking new ideas; I must keep her in touch with the best. Her horizon is ever extending, her interest broadening: the pages of the Woman's Home Companion must reflect the sanest and most constructive thought on vital issues of the day."

 

Linen-backed and ready to frame.