Typewriter of the moment: Poet Edgar Guest

November 21, 2008

Poet and columnist Edgar Guest, in Detroit, 1939; photo for Life Magazine by Bernard Hoffman

Poet and columnist Edgar Guest, in Detroit, 1939; photo for Life Magazine by Bernard Hoffman

Archives of Life Magazine have been opened and made available for purchase, on Google, by Time-Warner.  The archives contain nice surprises like this photograph of popular poet Edgar Guest, at his typewriter in Detroit, in 1939. (You may browse the archives on Google by searching for a topic, and inserting into your search line, “source:life.”)

Guest published his first poem in the Detroit Free Press in 1898.  Between then and his death in 1959, he wrote and published more than 11,000 poems, syndicated to hundreds of newspapers.

Tip of the old scrub brush to Pseudo-Polymath.


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