|J. N. Marchand, Outing Magazine, 1906|
Below are his illustrations for several novels set on the frontier. My favorite is the faro scene from Alfred Henry Lewis's Faro Nell and Her Friends, where players cluster in a hubbub around the dealer, and in the foreground is the relaxed figure of a cowboy in leather chaps and boots, smoking a cigarette, long legs crossed, his big hat beside him on the table.
Alfred Henry Lewis, The Sunset Trail (1905)
Thomas Nelson Page, Under the Crust (1907)
Hamlin Garland, Money Magic (1907)
Margaret Hill McCarter, The Price of the Prairie (1910)
Philip Verrill Mighels, The Furnace of Gold (1910)
Alfred Henry Lewis, Faro Nell and Her Friends (1913)
Margaret Hill McCarter, Winning the Wilderness (1914)
Shamelsss plug: For an in-depth survey of early writers of frontier fiction, read How the West Was Written (to obtain a copy, click here).
Image credits: Google Books
Coming up: Robert Randisi, ed., Livin' on Jacks and Queens