Monday: Covers from the Hall Collection

 

glass001.jpgMontague Marsden Glass (1877-1934) wrote the successful magazine stories Potash and Perlmutter and Abe & Mawruss, which were later successful as plays. They’re based on American Jewish life and exude pithy Yiddish and Hebraic hilarity, vide:  “‘Some whiskey!’ Morris shouted—and one of the cutters produced it bashfully from his hip-pocket. ‘Never try to force whiskey on a fainting person,’ Miss Cohen cried. ‘It might get into their lungs and suffocate ’em.”I wasn’t going to,’ Morris said hastily, as he took a yeoman’s pull at the bottle. ‘I am feeling faint myself.'”

Here’s more of Abe and Mawruss.

-Ed Scripsi

You can find more Covers from the Hall Collection here.

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