1899 Article Governor Last Levee Sara Beaumont Kennedy Colonial Love Martin LHJ5


This is an original 1899 2 page (1 page, double-sided) article, featuring an excerpt of Sara Beaumont Kennedy's "The Governor's Last Levee," the love story of a Colonial Maid, with illustrations by Howard Chandler Christy. Please see all images.


This 112+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Moderate aging throughout. Light creasing. No natural defects. Some moderate surface rub. Please note there is printing on reverse. Please also note that there are binding holes in the paper on the bottom left margin.

  • Product Type: Original Print Article; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10 x 14.75 inches; 25 x 37 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

This piece was illustrated by Christy, Howard Chandler. Artist name printed on page - embedded in image.

Howard Chandler Christy (1873-1952)

Born in Duncan Falls, Ohio, Howard Chandler Christy was one of America's most distinguished and easily recognized illustrators. He established himself as an illustrator when he accompanied American troops to Cuba during the Spanish American War and illustrated articles for Scribner's and Leslie's Weekly. Later he was best known for his pictures of exceptionally beautiful women, popularly known as Christy Girls. He was also a teacher, muralist, and portraitist of many notable figures.

Keywords specific to this image: Romance, Romantic, Lovers, Love Affair, Governor Martin, Betty, Colonel Ferguson, Powdered Coiffures, Powdered Wigs

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