This American artist was an illustrator for "Harper's Weekly" and other publications and also illustrated many books, but is best known for drawings and painting of American and European street scenes -- cityscapes, buildings. Item #47669
Signed leaflet, heavy buff stock 6" X 9", 4pp, n.p., n.y. Fine. Superb reproduction entirely in brown ink of Bailey's lithograph of the Flora Stone Mather Memorial Building, captioned beneath "Western Reserve University at Cleveland, Ohio on the New York Central." Below the image the artist boldly inscribes and signs "To Arnold Gates / Vernon Howe Bailey" in black ink. Inner pages (2 and 3) are blank, thus the front and rear display nicely side by side. Two-column rear leaf features images and basic text about Western Reserve University. No publisher or year noted, but likely of 1930s vintage and presumably a New York Central marketing piece. Arnold F. Gates (1914-93) became a noted Lincoln and Civil War scholar.