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Collier’s Magazine Cover for October 25, 1924 – The Three Garridebs

Collier’s Magazine Cover for October 25, 1924 – The Three Garridebs

Colliers 102524Yesterday, I was able to attend my first A Saturday With Sherlock Holmes program at Baltimore’s Enoch Pratt Free Library.  This year was the 35th edition of the program, which is conducted by members of the Six Napoleons of Baltimore, the Carlton Club and Watson’s Tin Box and was chaired by the WTB’s Beth Austin.

While researching on the internet, I have come across many images of the Collier’s magazine covers that featured Holmes stories, but I have never come across an image of the October 25, 1924 cover.  This is the issue that premiered Arthur Conan Doyle’s story of The Three Garridebs.

On Friday, I had remembered that while reading the recent book, Sherlockian Saturdays At The Pratt, which can be purchased here, editor William Hyder commented that the Pratt had displayed copies of many of the Collier’s magazines at past programs. I contacted the Pratt and made arrangements to view the issue after the program had finished.

I headed down to the Periodicals department after the program ended on Saturday, and they had the volume set aside for me at the desk.  I have to admit that I was a little disappointed when I saw that the cover image did not feature Holmes. Paul Martin’s painting of two boys playing football does make for a nice cover of a magazine during the autumn months, however. Holmes does get a nice mention on the cover, as well.

Please check out the post on John Richard Flanagan’s illustrations for this adventure here.

My thanks to Meg Gers of the Periodical Department of the Enoch Pratt Central Library for her assistance in this project.

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