Candle-lightin' time

Margaret Neilson Armstrong American
Author Paul Laurence Dunbar American
Publisher Dodd, Mead & Company

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Armstrong’s book cover designs often evoke the subject of the book. For this celebrated series of illustrated poetry collections by Paul Dunbar (1872-1906), Armstrong conjures the twilight hour with a whimsical design depicting a gold-stamped crescent moon shining above stylized cotton blossoms. This volume is part of a four-book series of Dunbar’s poetry for which Armstrong designed three of the four covers; Alice Morse designed the other. Armstrong also provided the page borders and half-title page decorations. The book includes photographic prints by the Hampton Institute Camera Club.

Candle-lightin' time, Margaret Neilson Armstrong (American, New York 1867–1944 New York)

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