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GILMAN, Charlotte Perkins.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman: Under the Exclusive Management of James B. Pond, "The Pond Bureau".

New York: [The Pond Bureau, c.1924] Stock Code: 139355
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A striking piece of ephemera advertising the lectures of "one of the world's foremost women"

Promotional brochure advertising Charlotte Perkins Gilman's next projected US lecture tour, offering single lectures or courses on her many areas of expertise (listed as ethics, economics, education, the woman question, the child, and general subjects), outlining a series of suggested course structures, and concluding with press commentary on her various publications and past speaker events. The suffrage activist and author of The Yellow Wallpaper and Herland (1860-1935) was a highly successful lecturer, an occupation she relied on as a source of income; her talks generated much of her fame and were widely reported on by the media.

Major James Burton Pond (1838-1903) became a lecture circuit manager after a distinguished career in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Undoubtedly the most distinguished lecture agent of his time, he also represented the likes of Susan B. Anthony, Winston Churchill, Arthur Conan Doyle, Emma Goldman, Mark Twain, and Booker T. Washington.

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Quarto, 4 pp. Bifolium brochure, front with large black-and-white photograph of Gilman from the original by Bianca Conti of San Francisco.


Toned, a little creased along top edge. In near-fine condition.


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