100 Years Ago Today

A History Of Events And Happenings From Exactly One Hundred Years Ago

Issued June 13, 1912

Clarence Cole Phillips was born in 1880 in Springfield, Ohio. After college he moved to New York City and opened an agency that also employed a fellow classmate Edward Hopper. In 1907 Phillips was hired by LIFE magazine and became popular with readers for his “fadeaway girls”: a figure whose clothing matched and disappeared into the background. Phillips developed this idea in many subsequent covers.

LIFE – June 13, 1912 Book Number

“Highbrowsings” by C Cole Phillips


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