They Talk of Death
FES Title: Page 8 They talk of death – the drums of Mailu-ilu.
Alternate Titles: The Drums of Mailu-du
Date: 07/08/1925
Size: 27″H x 38″W
Medium: oil-cotton-canvas
Type: illustration
Published: Newsom, J.D. “The Bidding of Kwat.” The American Boy, December 1925: 13.
caption: The rythmic beat reverberated through the darkness as the witch doctors at Mailu-ihe danced the ghost dance.
Inscription: lm: Frank E. Schoonover / ’25
Annotations: en verso: no. 1391 July 1920 / Illustration for – “Trouble in the Hills” / Page 8 ” They talked of death, the drums of / Mailu-ilu — death to the / white masters and you. Soon they / come down from the hills / come [ soon ]

Exhibitions: 1969 FES; 2004 Biggs (title unverified)
Comments: TP 1/15/02; Form 1/29/03; index; edit
Provenance: Auction of artist’s estate, New Century Club, Wilmington, Delaware (February 25, 1971); Dana Pyle, Wilmington, Delaware (July 1992); Sotheby’s, New York (March 15, 1995); private collection