Marguerite Martyn (1880-1948) was an art school graduate who worked as a reporter and illustrator for the St. Louis Dispatch from 1905 to 1941. She covered national political conventions and interviewed people like actresses Lillian Russell, Mary Garden, and Ethel Barrymore, the poet Sara Teasdale, industrialist Andrew Carnegie, women’s rights activist Mother Jones and ’round-the-world traveler Nelly Bly. An early "celebrity journalist," she was so popular with her readers that her name was placed right up in the headlines.
No topic was immune from Martyn's insightful and sometimes whimsical pen: She wrote and illustrated articles about women's suffrage, World War I, fashion, food, work, class differences, and more. Our book series offers a selection of Martyn's work during the Progressive Era, from 1905 to 1923, a time of great political, social and cultural upheaval. Experience a glimpse of history through the eyes of this intrepid reporter.
Book 1: Marguerite Martyn, American's Forgotten Journalist
Our first book in the series follows Martyn's evolution while she chronicled the suffragist movement, two political conventions, and the lives of noteworthy women and men during the tumultuous years of America's Progressive Era.
Publication Date: 2018
And More to Come..
A sampling of illustrations by Marguerite Martyn to be included in future books in the series.