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Illustrations for "A War Debt"

The illustrator is William Thomas Smedley (1858-1920). Born in Chester County, Pennsylvania, Smedley studied in Philadelphia, New York, and Paris. He worked as an engraver and illustrator, travelling widely to collect images. (Source: Mantle Fielding's Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors, and Engravers). Among the best reproductions of his work available at this site are his illustrations for "The Flight of Betsey Lane" in A Native of Winby.
 


She always liked company at that hour of the day."

"'Mos thar now."

"He reached eagerly for the cup."


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