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Illustrations for "Bold Words at the Bridge"

Maude and Genevieve Cowles produced the illustrations when this story first appeared in McClure's in April 1899. The twin sisters were born in 1871 in Farmington, CT in the talented Cowles family; they studied at Yale. Both were painters, illustrators -- especially for Scribner's and McClure's --, and craftsmen. Together they designed and executed stained glass for Grace Church in New York City and murals for Christ Church in New Haven, CT. Genevieve painted the mural, "Charge to St. Peter" at the Connecticut State Prison. She was also a well-known writer and speaker on prison questions and on Palestine. Their death dates are not given in standard sources, but Genevieve was living in New York after 1929, and Maude was deceased by 1942.

Title illustration

"'HOW ARE YOU THE DAY, MRS. DUNL'AVY?'"

"'THANKS BE TO GOD, ME CABBAGES IS VERY FINE.'"

"'IT TAKES TWO TO MAKE A QUARREL, AND BUT ONE TO END IT.'"


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