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Dowd Modern Graphic History Library Artwork Collection (MGHL00034)

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Maginel Wright Barney

John Held Jr.

Lucile Patterson Marsh

Al Parker



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Dowd Modern Graphic History Library Artwork Collection (MGHL00034), 1922-1958 | MGHL Dowd Modern Graphic History Library

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Title: Dowd Modern Graphic History Library Artwork Collection (MGHL00034), 1922-1958Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: MGHL/mghl00034

Primary Creator: Barney, Maginel Wright (1877-1966)

Other Creators: Held, John, Jr. (1889-1958), Marsh, Lucile Patterson (1890-1978), Parker, Alfred, 1906-1985

Extent: 3.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement: Series arranged alphabetically by artist.

Date Acquired: 02/01/2016. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Barney, Maginel Wright, 1877-1966, Cosmopolitan (1886), Held, John, Jr., 1889-1958, Illustrators--United States, Ladies' home journal., Magazine Illustration, Magazine illustration--20th century, Marsh, Lucile Patterson, 1890-1978, Parker, Alfred, 1906-1985, Woman's home companion., Woman's world magazine

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection includes original artwork on paper and board in addition to related published reproductions.

Collection Historical Note

Maginel Wright Entright Barney (1881-1966) worked as an illustrator from the 1920s through the 1940s. She created cover artwork and illustrations for publications such as Ladies' Home Journal and McCall's. She was well known for her children's book illustrations, including several books by L. Frank Baum. Barney was the younger sister of architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

John Held Jr. (1889-1958) worked as an illustrator from the 1920s through the 1940s. He started his career at the age of fifteen as a newspaper cartoonist. His work was published on the covers of prominent publications such as Vanity Fair, Life, Judge, The New Yorker, and Harper's Bazaar. Held was well known for his use of humor and depictions of the flapper, but fell out of popularity in the 1930s.

Lucile Patterson Marsh (1890-1970) worked as an illustrator from the 1920s through the 1950s. She illustrated covers for many of the mainstream magazines, including Woman's Home Companion, Ladies' Home Journal, Pictorial Review, and Cosmopolitan. She also held numerous accounts with corporations such as Jell-O, Ivory Soap, and General Electric. She was known for her depictions of children and domestic settings.

Al Parker (1906-1986) began his career in the 1930s when he won a national competition that featured his illustration on the cover of House Beautiful. Parker's illustrations were published on numerous covers and within the pages of many notable magazines. Some of the publications featuring Parker's work include Chatelaine, Collier’s, Women’s Home Companion, and Ladies’ Home Journal, Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, McCall’s, The Saturday Evening Post, Sports Illustrated, Pictorial Review, Town and County, and Vogue. Parker was born in St. Louis and graduate from the School of Fine Arts at Washington University.

Subject/Index Terms

Barney, Maginel Wright, 1877-1966
Cosmopolitan (1886)
Held, John, Jr., 1889-1958
Illustrators--United States
Ladies' home journal.
Magazine Illustration
Magazine illustration--20th century
Marsh, Lucile Patterson, 1890-1978
Parker, Alfred, 1906-1985
Woman's home companion.
Woman's world magazine

Administrative Information

Repository: MGHL Dowd Modern Graphic History Library

Accruals: There are no accruals.

Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions to access.

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Acquisition Method: This collection was purchased by the Dowd Modern Graphic History Library, Department of Special Collections at Washington University in St. Louis.

Related Materials:

The Al Parker Collection contains original works of art, tear sheets, correspondence, and model photographs from Parker's career.

The Walt Reed Illustration Archive contains original works of art by John Held Jr.

Preferred Citation: Dowd Modern Graphic History Library Artwork Collection, Washington University Libraries, Department of Special Collections

Processing Information: This collection was processed by Andrea Degeiner in March 2017.


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: Maginel Wright Barney, 1938],
[Series 2: John Held Jr., 1931],
[Series 3: Lucile Patterson Marsh, 1922-1923],
[Series 4: Al Parker, 1958],
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Series 1: Maginel Wright Barney, 1938Add to your cart.
Original cover illustration published in Woman's World and published issue.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: The Apple Tree, October 1938Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Watercolor, pencil, and wash on paper, 14.25x12.4 inches. Cover illustration; two children stand under an apple tree. The girl shakes the branch of the tree, causing apples to rain down on the younger boy who is covering his head.
Item 2: Woman's World, October 1938Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Published issue of Woman's World with cover illustration.
Series 2: John Held Jr., 1931Add to your cart.
Original illustrations published in Cosmopolitan.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Uncle! Uncle!, July 1931Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Pen and ink on board, 10.25x12.5 inches. Fiction story illustration; a bald man in a suit stands next to a bar and holds a cocktail glass in the air with his left hand.
Item 2: Lochinvar, October 1931Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Pen and ink on board, 9.75x13.25 inches. Fiction story illustration; three men dressed in bow ties and tuxedoes appear behind a dinner table with coffee cups set in front of them. The man on the right has a look of annoyance on his face while the man on the left rests his head on his right hand with a look of defeat on his face. The man in the center stands and looks triumphantly towards the upper right corner of the illustration.
Item 3: Lochinvar, October 1931Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Pen and ink on board, 9.75x13.25 inches. Fiction story illustration; two women stand on the left side of the illustration and two men stand off to the right. The woman on the far left appears to be upset while the other woman gestures boldly at the man immediately to her left. The man standing next to the woman has a look of annoyance on his face while the man standing next to him observes the scene.
Series 3: Lucile Patterson Marsh, 1922-1923Add to your cart.
Original cover illustrations published in Woman's Home Companion.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Item 1: Girl Cutting Her Own Hair, January 1922Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Watercolor and acrylic on paper, 18.5x15.75 inches. Cover illustration; a girl with blonde curls is framed by a round mirror. She holds a scissors in her hand, poised to cut off her hair.
Item 2: Girl on the Telephone, April 1923Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Watercolor and acrylic on paper, 19x14.5 inches. Cover illustration; a girl with blonde curls appears to be speaking into a candlestick telephone. A pen and a piece of paper with a note written on it sit in the lower foreground.
Series 4: Al Parker, 1958Add to your cart.
Original illustration published in Ladies' Home Journal.
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Item 1: Face of the Tiger, June 1958Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Watercolor and pencil on paper mounted on chipboard, 15.5x23.25 inches. Fiction story illustration; hand lettered title reads Face of the Tiger on the top right half of the board. A blank white space is framed by delicate purple flowers, brown stems and vibrant green leaves. To the right of the blank sapce, a woman in a white dress appears to be running away from the viewer. To the left of the blank space sits an empty baby carriage and blanket that appears to be floating in the air.


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