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“Illustration of a Picture”

“Illustration of a Picture”

American Authors and the Magazine Embellishments

Chapter:
(p.87) 5 “Illustration of a Picture”
Source:
Art for the Middle Classes
Author(s):
Cynthia Lee Patterson
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604737363.003.0005

This chapter explores the writers who contributed textual illustrations for engravings in magazines. It points out that engraving illustrations offered career opportunities for authors, helped them establish literary connections, and provide for them an opportunity for possible publishing venues in the future. It further adds that several famous authors who contributed original poetry and short fiction in illustrated magazines were also hired to compose illustrations for an engraving.

Keywords:   engraving, textual illustrations, authors, magazines, career opportunities

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