|Artist - Ralph Pallen Coleman (American, 1892–1968)|
I was able to verify that this was used as a cover for Home Arts Needlecraft Magazine in October 1936 and the artist is Ralph Pallen Coleman. Take a close look at the picture. It's obviously a mother with a boy in a dress. Further evidence is in the background, which is undoubtedly a boy's room. Not much else was I able to verify other than the lead article discussed "Diana Trent's Article on Beauty Care for Children". I am not sure that applied to boys also? Anyone have a copy?
I vaguely remember a similar incident in my life. My mother need to hem a dress and I was the dress form. I believe she wanted it to be even along the bottom. In my case I don't think I would have been so unhappy. Sorry I wish I remembered more. How about you? Anything similar?
Home Arts - Needlecraft
(October, 1936, Volume XXVIII, No. 2)