19 Feb 2014

Lady with Model 1911

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Illustration for a book or magazine story by Dean Cornwell (1892-1960), known in his day as the “Dean of Illustrators.” Cornwell’s work appeared in Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, Redbook, and Good Housekeeping magazines, illustrating the work of authors including Pearl S. Buck, Lloyd Douglas, Edna Ferber, Ernest Hemingway, W. Somerset Maugham, and Owen Wister.

I wish I could identify the title this one comes from. I’d like to read it.

Hat tip to Madame Scherzo.


UPDATE 2/23:

Lucas Machias came through with the ID: The illustration is for Illustration for “$2,000 Reward,” a story by Alma and Paul Ellerbe, published in Cosmopolitan, March 1924.

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I saw recently that Arsenal has built a double-barrelled 1911. I’ll bet the “well-armed Russian soldier” in the article below wishes he had one.


Interesting that she should carry her spare ammo in belt loops instead of in extra magazines.Sort of defeats the idea of a semiauto…


That ammo also does not look like .45 ACP to me.


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