Press: For Women Only

Fresh from Harvard, in 1925 enterprising James Vincent Spadea was running the now extinct College Comics when in from the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts bounced Freelancer Jean Miller to sell him a cover illustration. She did not sell the cover, but a year later they were married. After mothering a son and daughter, she resumed her career by selling a sketch to Altmans' in 1929, soon had all the big New York department stores on her list, now is one of the best-paid freelancers on the Avenue.

Three times Jean Spadea dissuaded her...

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