100 Years Ago Today

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

Issued August 1, 1912

George Wolfe Plank was born in March 1883 near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. A self-taught artist he worked in factories and department stores before moving to Philadelphia where he edited and printed The Butterfly Quarterly. from 1907-09. In 1911 he was hired by Vogue.

VOGUE cover by George Wolfe Plank
August 1, 1912

LIFE magazine – Newport Number
“Portrait of a Gentleman” by Carlton Smith
August 1, 1912



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