signature and date: lower right: "Howard Chandler Christy / 1926"
A native of Mercer, Maine, the subject moved to New York in 1882 and established himself as a magazine publisher. Foremost among the magazines he published were "Munsey's Magazine" and "The Argosy" (later "The Argosy All-Story Weekly"). He also purchased and published several newspapers, among them the New York "Evening Sun," one his greatest successes. Christy published some of his illustrations in Munsey's publications.
Gift of Thomas Dewart
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