Christmas Card by William Meade Prince, 1950
Staff Person: Maury York
The image on this Christmas card was drawn by William Meade Prince (1893-1951), an illustrator and author who lived in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. A native of Roanoke, Virginia, Prince studied art at the New York School of Fine and Applied Arts. Prince illustrated articles in such magazines as Collier’s and Saturday Evening Post and later taught art at the University of North Carolina. He wrote and illustrated The Southern Part of Heaven (1950), a book about his youth in Chapel Hill. Prince probably knew best-selling novelist Inglis Fletcher, to whom the card was sent, through their participation in such groups as the North Carolina Writers Conference. The Inglis Fletcher Papers contain a wealth of information about her career and the work of other North Carolina writers.
You may access the finding aid to the Inglis Fletcher Papers at: Manuscript Collection #21
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