F. R. Gruger
(1871 - 1953)
Born in Philadelphia, Fredric Rodrigo Gruger enrolled at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in 1890. It was during his early newspaper work at the Philadelphia Public Ledger that Gruger developed his signature “look” of Wolff pencil on board (often with a wash) which he used throughout his career. Gruger worked with many publishers during his forty-year career, but he is most closely identified with The Saturday Evening Post.
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The Humming Bird (1910)
A collection of stories, mainly about baseball. Read online at archive.org.
The Lawrenceville Stories (1967)
Something New (1915)
In this, the first of the Castle Blandings saga, Lord Emsworth casually pockets a valuable scarab belonging one of his guests. Two thieves are brought in and Freddie Threepwood loses his fiancee before the happy ending. Read online at Hathitrust.
Stover at Yale (1912)
Having graduated Lawrenceville School, Dink Stover matriculates at Yale. Read online at archive.org.
The Tennessee Shad (1911)
The Prodigious Hickey has moved on but life continues at The Lawrenceville School. Read online at Hathitrust.