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Exhibition Drawn to Purpose

Grace Drayton (1877–1936). Dimples. "I Hope You Have Made Some Good New Year's Resolutions—," December 26, 1915. Ink over pencil with scraping out and paste-on. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (007.01.00)

The Epitome of Cute

In this Sunday page, Grace Drayton spins an amusing tale of a little girl trying to cope with the presence of a baby brother in her family. Wide-eyed Dimples closely resembles Drayton's Campbell Kid, and projects a charm that characterizes her other creations including Dotty Dimple, The Turr'ble Tales of Kaptin Kiddo, as well her paper dolls. Drayton also painted portraits and joined the Plastic Club, founded by women illustrators for women artists.