This fascinating parody of Miguel Covarrubias’ The Prince of Wales and Other Famous Americans features drawings of prominent characters from caricaturist and famed silver designer William Spratling. It also includes a forward in the style of Sherwood Anderson by the Nobel Prize-winning novelist William Faulkner who originally arranged and captioned the drawings for release. Judith H. Bonner provides and introduction to the subjects and their significance. She and husband Dr. Thomas Bonner, Jr. researched and provided short biographies of each individual that bring to life this collaboration in an updated replica of the first edition of the classic by the original publisher.
Spratling and Faulkner captured many of the creative luminaries of the day living in the Quarter including Nathaniel Curtis, Oliver LaFarge, Samuel Louis Gilmore, Ellsworth Woodward, Natalie Vivian Scott, Frans Bloom, Richard Kirk, Moise Goldstein, John McClure, Elizabeth Thomas Weirlein, Keith Temple, Lyle Saxon, Grace King, Genevieve Pitot, and many more.