illustrations from the poem, Goodbye Jim, by James Whitcomb Riley (America's Great Civil War Poem by James Whitcomb Riley which he delivered numerous times to patriotic groups such as the Grand Army of the Republic gatherings. The illustrations are by the noted artist Howard Chandler Christy. By the way, the book these illustrations are from comes to us via The Bobbs-Merrill Company.)
A great read-aloud at family gatherings, for reading to the kids at bedtime, or treating yourself to some of the best poetry ever written. Poets included are Emerson, Kilmer, Kipling, Holmes, Longfellow, Shelley, Shakespeare, Tennyson, Whitman, Wordsworth, and Frost to name a few. The collection also includes the following prose; the Gettysburg Address, the Declaration of Independence.
10c James Whitcomb Riley, Famous Americans Series stamp issued February 24,1940 in Greenfield, Indiana. Catalog # 868.
Adah Isaacs Menken, born in 1835. She was an American actress, painter and poet. She was born Adah Bertha Theodore in New Orleans to a French Creole mother and a Free Negro father, Auguste Theodore. She danced as a child in New Orleans, Havana and Texas. Eventually she worked in San Francisco. Menken was known for her poetry and painting.