A Scion Society of The Baker Street Irregulars
“I hear of Sherlock everywhere since you became his chronicler.”
–The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter (GREE)
When Sir Arthur Conan Doyle had his stories published that would make up the Case Book of Sherlock Holmes, the stories were first printed in the United States in Colliers Weekly and in the Strand Magazine for the United Kingdom. The North American Newspaper Alliance would offer the stories to its member newspapers a few months later for publication.
Four newspapers belonging to the North American Newspaper Alliance would publish The Adventure of the Three Garridebs: Louisville Courier-Journal, Los Angeles Times, New Orleans Times-Picayune and the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin.
Pictured above is the front page masthead of the April 4, 1925 issue of the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, which would feature The Three Garridebs.
One illustration accompanied the story, and is pictured above. Does anyone have an idea who the illustrator might be? UPDATE April 23, 2015: Roger Johnson, of the Sherlock Holmes Society of London, has kindly provided us with a much clearer scan of the illustration, and Frederic Dorr Steele’s signature can be seen in the lower left corner.
Below is two scans of the one page of the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin featuring The Three Garridebs.
Thanks to the staff of the Newspapers and Microfilm Center of the Free Library of Philadelphia for their assistance with this post.