69Re: [American Bard] Oscar Lion
- Jun 11, 2008Loving found a bunch of stuff by himself too. The Ny Public Library Dept. of Private Collections has the biggest archive of Lion's collection that I know of. His collection is best known by the cardboard butterfly that still exists, that W. was photographed with on his index finger. It appears that the Traubles got a lot of stuff when he died. The big thing I like about what Jerome Loving found was the Margaret (?) Trauble photograph of her and Lion together. I read some of their correspondence and it was fairly clear that they had developed a Relationship after Horace died (when he died I don't remember- the teens) and that there is NO correspondence surviving that indicates anything other than friendship. You may draw your own conclusions. I know that Oscar left his wife at home when he took Margaret overseas on vacations on Cruise Liners to Europe several times in the 20's. He had made his pile in the garment industry, though garment would be stretching it I guess. He made ribbon. Ribbon! He did take a hit in the depression but stayed in the business and I think he died in the 50's as I remember. Without Oscar Lion getting this stuff together from different sources, we'd all be the poorer. He was 2nd generation Jewish, and in the style of the day in NY interested in everything, especially I suppose someone who called for love and democracy.
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