Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Elbridge Brooks Advertising Flyer

Elbridge Brooks ( 1846-1902) wrote authored seven 19th century juvenile series.
Seen here is a nice two page advertising pamphlet that features his books. This piece was printed by the Lothrop Publishing Company in 1899. Most of his works appear to be historical or biographical in nature.

A brief biography from Wikipedia indicates that he was born in Lowell, Massachusetts. He worked for various publishers and magazines including D. Appleton and Company, Publishers' Weekly and the Youth's Companion. During his latter years from 1887 to 1902 he worked as an editor at D. Lothrop Company. He was an editor for Lothrop's Wide Awake, a magazine previously mentioned in this blog.

Most but not all of his series were done for Lothrop. These included:
Children's Lives of Great Men
The Brooks' Stories
Story of the States Series

His various series will be highlighted in future blogs.

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