Ray Stannard Baker (April 17, 1870 in Lansing, Michigan - July 12, 1946 in Amherst, Massachusetts)(also known by his pen name David Grayson) was an American journalist, historian, biographer, and author.Baker was born in Michigan. After graduating from the State Agricultural College (now Michigan State University), he attended law school at the University of Michigan in 1891 before launching his career as a journalist in 1892 with the Chicago News-Record, where he covered the Pullman Strike and Coxey's Army in 1894.
In 1898 Baker joined the staff of McClure's, a pioneer muckraking magazine, and quickly rose to prominence along with Lincoln Steffens and Ida Tarbell. He also dabbled in fiction, writing children's stories for the magazine Youth's Companion and a 9-volume series of stories about rural living in America, the first of which was titled "Adventures in Contentment" (1910) under his pseudonym David Grayson, which reached millions of readers worldwide.
In 1907 dissatisfied with the muckraker label, Baker, Steffens, and Tarbell left McClure's and founded The American Magazine. In 1908 after the 1906 Atlanta Race Riot got him involved, Baker published the book Following the Color Line: An Account of Negro Citizenship in the American Democracy, becoming the first prominent journalist to examine America's racial divide; it was extremely successful. Sociologist Rupert Vance says it is:
the best account of race relations in the South during the period - one that reads like field notes for the future historian. This account was written during the zenith of Washingtonian movement and shows the optimism that it inspired among both liberals and moderates. The book is also notable for its realistic accounts of Negro town life
He followed up that work with numerous articles in the following decade........
Thomas Fogarty (1873 - 1938)
Thomas Fogarty was active/lived in New York. Thomas Fogarty is known for illustration, genre-figure, history.Biography Thomas Fogarty
Illustrator Thomas Fogarty is known for nostalgic pen and ink illustrations depicting an earlier era, especially simple homespun subjects. He worked in many mediums, but was especially noted for pen and ink, o wash and crayon, as exemplified by his interpretive pictures for the David Grayson books, and illustrations for 'Sailing Alone Around the World' by Joshua Slocum.
For many years, Thomas Fogarty was a teacher at the Art Students' League; among his pupils were Walter Biggs, McClelland Barclay and Norman Rockwell. Besides Fogarty's instruction in composition, Rockwell is said to recall that his teacher conveyed his "enthusiasm about illustration", and that it was Fogarty who sent him to a publisher, where he got a job illustrating ...