Monday, June 29, 2015

Convention Report: The Black Cat Scrapbook, 1896-97

From the collection of Dee Radcliffe, a linen scrapbook, 1896-1897. The artist: Nellie Littlehale Umbstaetter.

Here's a link for more information about Umbstaetter, who was the illustrator of the magazine, not the creator of the scrapbook, as far as I can tell:

From Dee's notes: 
"The Black Cat" (magazine, 1895-1922) specialized in short stories of an unusual nature. Founded in Boston by Short Story Publishing Co., seldom more than 48 pages in length, the many Black Cats were cut out of the magazines and places on pages in this scrapbook.

A blue-ribbon winner.

Love the black pussy-willows!

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