100 Years Ago Today

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

Issued October 31, 1912

Michael Augustine Power was born in Ireland in January 1877. Upon the death of his father, his mother married and he took the name O’Malley in honor of his much loved stepfather. The family moved to Dublin where he studied at The Metropolitan School of Art. He emigrated to New York at the turn of the 20th century and did book illustrations and covers for Life, The Literary Digest, Harper’s and Puck.

On October 31, 1912 LIFE magazine issued The Indian Summer Number which feature O’Malley cover art depicting a  Pilgrim couple kiss as Native American watch from a secluded spot.

“One Touch Of Nature” by Power O’Malley
LIFE magazine
Indian Summer Number
October 31, 1912

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