Original photograph of Lincoln Steffens and his son Pete, circa 1926

Lincoln Steffens, Pete Steffens (subjects)
Herbert Cerwin (photographer)

N.p. N.p., Circa 1926. Vintage borderless photograph of Progressive Era journalist and muckraker Lincoln Steffens with his son Pete, circa 1926. Blindstamp of photographer Herbert Cerwin on the bottom right corner.

San Francisco-born Lincoln Steffens was one of the leading investigative journalists of the Progressive Era. His series of articles covering governmental corruption were published as two collections under the titles "The Shame of the Cities" and "The Struggle for Self Government," in 1904 and 1906, respectively. He married socialist writer Ella Sophie Winter in 1924, and in 1926 the couple moved from Italy to Carmel-by-the-Sea with their young son Peter. Founding local newspaper "The Carmelite," the couple soon became the source of a great deal of consternation in the small community for their radical views on art and politics. Steffens died in Carmel in 1936.

9.5 x 7.75 inches. Very Good plus, lightly edgeworn.

[Book #158605]