Charlotte Perkins Gilman: Artist and Illustrator
4. A child with a morning glory, ca. 1882 (front)
4. A child with a morning glory, ca. 1882 (back)
On the banks of Lake Geneva, in a Castle gray and old, Lived a maid of wondrous beauty, coral lips and hair of gold. Many lovers had this maiden, all of them of fair degree, Only one howe’er she favored, he her husband soon would be. Scarce the honeymoon was over, scarce begun the work of care, When a raging fever left her, ‘reft of all her golden hair. Then her husband weeping sorely, said in accents kind, I will travel the wide world over till a remedy I find. Making hasty preparation, straight his journey he began, Sore of foot and weary hearted travelled he through all the land. Not a ray of hope he gathered, not a remedy could fin, Till in Paris, one day roaming, heard something cheered his mind. Far and wide the news was spreading how the great Prof. Fair Held the secret he was seeking, that would raise a growth of Hair. Straight he hastened to behold him, straight an interview he sought, Saw the Dr’s famous Hair Care, and a bottle of it bought. Home in haste to Lake Geneva, hied the husband fond and true, Said to her my dearest loved one see what I brought to you. Quick she hasted then to use it; soon that lovely head so fair Covered was with golden tresses, just by using Fair’s “Hair Care.” Now a multitude of people, men and maidens, young and old Are this wondrous “Hair Care” seeking, where’ bought and where ‘tis sold. Down at Providence Plantations, on Rhode Island’s sea-girt shore, Low in price and finely labelled; call at any druggist’s door.