Jessie Wilcox Smith

Jessie Wilcox Smith was a prolific illustrator during the early twentieth century. Her work was published in many of the leading magazines of the time, some of which include Collier’s, Good Housekeeping, Harper’s, and Ladies’ Home Journal. Smith was also known for her illustrations published in popular children’s books; some of her more famous titles are The Jessie Wilcox Smith Mother Goose and The Water Babies. Below are some of Smith’s illustration from the public collection in Shared Shelf Commons.









This post is part of a series highlighting some of the tear sheet files that were digitized from the Walt Reed Illustration Archive as part of a CLIR Grant initiative.

About the author

Andrea Degener is the Visual Materials Processing Archivist in the department of Special Collections at Washington University Libraries.