The Evansville Courier, April 8, 1919

Article was typed as it was worded in the newspaper.


Sculptor Honig's Drawings of Evansville Scenes Help Make Coliseum Week Memorable


In George Honig's "The Little Book of Evansville," containing thirty drawings of the city's scenes, a valuable contribution has been made in making the coming "Coliseum Week" a memorable one.

The pictures made from the coliseum sculptor's drawings, printed in sepia tones, are pasted on cream colored, neutral tinted stock. On the page opposite each picture is a description of the building or scene illustrated.

The list of titles of pictures include: Evening on the Ohio, Main Street, The River and Its Boats, Main Street at Fourth, Masonic Temple, American Trust and Saving Bank, Entrance to Garvin Park, The Citizens National Bank, The Memorial Coliseum Building, The Spirit of Sixty-one, The Spirit of Nineteen Sixteen, Where Hugh McGary Landed in 1817, Residence of Mayor Bosse, Y. M. C. A., Fourth Street Looking North, City National Bank, An Old Landmark, The Old State National Bank, The Municipal Market, St. Boniface Church, The Skyscraper, Crescent Club and McCurdy Hotel, Decoration Day in Evansville, The Elks' Club, Bosse Field, Residence of Hon. John H. Beehne, Carnegie Library, Parsons Scoville Company, The Old State Bank and Chamber of Commerce, Lincoln Hotel, H. Fendrich, Thornton Place, Newburg, Washington Avenue Presbyterian Church, Bird's Eye View of Court House.

The covers in dray, and decorated in deeper gray, show, on the front, Evansville as a maiden, holding the flag aloft, in the act of "Leading and Lighting the Way" toward Evansville. "The Gateway of the New South," with busy mart and harbor below. the back cover is a circular seal, enclosing in the "Crescent City" a group drawing of the city's best known buildings, which are recognized at once. The book is dedicated to Clifford Shopbell, coliseum architect.

As the city has no booklet of views, Mr. Honig's work will fill a long gelt want. Combined with the art and history making it all the more valuable, it has already found a sale for 10,000 copies, in two local organizations.

The book will be placed in the coliseum and local book stores at cost price. Post cards made from the drawings may also be obtained.