I Heard the Sound of Horses
FES Title:
[no title entered in day book]
Alternate Titles: We Came Upon a Dozen Men [1969, 1973, 1975]; Dozen Men [1972]
Date: 08/23/1923
Size: 37″H x 28″W
Medium: oil-cotton-canvas
Type: illustration
Published: Post, Melville Davisson. “A Twilight Adventure” published as “The Dangerous Road.” The American Boy, December 1923: 13.
caption: I Heard the Sound of Horses and Later We Came Upon a Dozen Men
Inscription: lr: F.E. Schoonover
Exhibitions: 1969 FES; 1972 95th Birthday; 1973 Arizona; 1975 Arizona
Comments: index; edit
Commentary: “A Twilight Adventure” was published in The American Boy as part of a contest in which the editors published well-known stories with an incorrect title, and without the author’s name. Participants could write in and guess the author and title of the “Masked Story.” Winners, chosen from among those who guessed right, were named in the following issue, and awarded $100.00. [delete:] No records of the results of the contest have been found at the time of publication.
Provenance: Artist; Richard Layton, Wilmington, Delaware; First National Bank of Arizona, Tuscon, Arizona (circa 1973-1975); First Interstate Bancorp, Tuscon, Arizona [1981]; Wells Fargo [1996]; Wells Fargo History Museum, Phoenix, Arizona