The Press: Life in Maine

The steamer Pemaquid made its way across the waters of Penobscot Bay and came to land. John William Davis disembarked. On the dock waiting for him was Charles Dana Gibson, his host. The creator of the Gibson Girl, the publisher of Life, was there despite his physician's orders. A recent illness had required him to guard his health closely, but friendship and hospitality had temporarily overruled the art of healing.

The Democratic nominee for the Presidency had come for a rest on the Gibson estate. "Seven hundred wonderful wooded acres to think in for the next ten days!" exclaimed Mr. Davis.

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