Celebrating a Maxfield Parrish Thanksgiving

Dartmouth Library has proofs from many 'Collier's' covers in its Maxfield Parrish collection.

Read the full blog entry, posted by the Dartmouth Library's Rauner Special Collections Library.

When Collier's needed a good holiday cover, the editors knew who to turn to: Maxfield Parrish. Along with several other prominent painters and illustrators, Parrish was a regular contributor for major holiday issues. Parrish's cover art, sometimes melancholy, usually sentimental, and ever hopeful, helped to set the mood the magazine was after. The Dartmouth Library's Rauner Special Collections Library has proofs from many of these Collier's covers in its Maxfield Parrish collection.

And there's another connection to Dartmouth: The editor of Collier's at the time was Norman Hapgood, who would later marry Elizabeth Reynolds. In 1918, Elizabeth Reynolds Hapgood became the first woman faculty member at Dartmouth.