The Tall Man Hurried Out
FES Title: Heading for “Toy Shop”
Alternate Titles:
Date: 08/13/1907
Size: 12″H x 16″W
Medium: charcoal-on-paper
Type: illustration
Published: Gerry, Margarita Spalding. “The Toy Shop.” Harper’s Monthly Magazine, December 1907: 7.
caption: The tall man hurried out
Inscription: lr: S
Exhibitions: 1967 WSFS
Comments: TP 3/01; index; edit
Commentary: The story in both the magazine and the book is about Lincoln and the owner of the ‘toy shop,’ Joseph Schotz. The use of the name is not consistent. In Schoonover’s charcoal drawing, the store is called ‘ J. Stuntz,’ and in the photograph, the shop is called ‘A. Stuntz.’
For further commentary, see #310 and #325.
See related photograph taken by Schoonover of the front of the ‘A. Stuntz’ toy store in Washington D.C. (#326p)
Provenance: Wilmington Savings Fund Society, Wilmington, Delaware