Roycroft & Elbert Hubbard Chronology in Photos
Elbert Hubbard adopted the Arts & Crafts style for his Roycroft business which included a successful book publishing firm, the Roycroft Inn, and the manufacture of Arts & Crafts furniture and decorative arts. Roycroft's renown was largely due to Hubbard's 1899 article A Message to Garcia which made Hubbard an American inspirational superstar.
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|Elbert Hubbard Portraits|
|Bertha Crawford Hubbard (1861-1946) 1st wife (1881) of Elbert Hubbard.||Hand painted vase (1891) by Bertha Crawford Hubbard.||Alice Moore Hubbard (1861-1915) 2nd wife (1904) of Elbert Hubbard.||Portrait medallion of William Morris, founder of Arts & Crafts movement.|
|Printing press similar to that used by Roycroft.||Original Roycroft print shop.||Printing equipment at Roycroft.||Print Shop (1901) on Roycroft Campus.|
|The Philistine magazine by Roycroft||Poster for Philistine magazine||"A Message to Garcia" editions by Hubbard||"A Message to Garcia" editions by Hubbard|
|A Message to Garcia painting (1925) by Ralph Pallen Coleman||The Fra journal (1908) published by Elbert Hubbard||Book (1909) on James Oliver inventor of Chilled Plow by Elbert Hubbard||Health and Wealth book by Elbert Hubbard|
|Speak well of every one slogan from Roycroft||"We are all Children in the Kindergarten of God" slogan.||Roycroft Inn entrance door with Hubbard slogan.||Roycrofter magazine (1929)|
|Be Yourself wood carving||Elbert Hubbard slogan on tile at Roycroft Inn.||Roycroft Inn dining room beam with Self-Reliance promo.||Restaurant beam urges diners to Fletcherize (chew each mouthful 32 times).|
|Hotel sign at Roycroft Inn. East Aurora, NY.||Roycroft Inn main building (1905).||Roycroft Inn lobby with murals (1905).||Door to original print shop, now restaurant at Roycroft Inn.|
|Roycroft wordmark.||Roycroft trademark (c1906).||Roycroft trademark with shorter height.||National Biscuit Co. trademark on tin (1923) once disputed with Roycroft|
|1895-1915: Under Hubbard's direction, Roycroft artisans create:|
|Roycroft furniture shop (1904) on Roycroft Campus.||Original electrical motors at Roycroft furniture shop.||Roycroft Arts & Crafts bookshelf.||Roycroft chair made for Grove Park Inn of Asheville, NC|
|Roycroft copper shop (1902) on Roycroft Campus.||Roycroft copper shop fireplace.||Metalware items from Roycroft Copper Shop.||Bookends by Roycroft Copper Shop.|
|Roycroft Arts & Crafts bookshelf supplied to subscribers of Hubbard's book series "Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great"||Roycroft Goodie Box made as gift hamper for Roycroft food items.||Roycroft Maple-Pecan Patties box lid (c1925).||Drum from Roycroft Concert Band, one of community activities supported by Roycroft.|
|Elbert Hubbard tours to lecture & meet celebrities.|
|Gold plated model of Oliver Chilled Plow presented to Elbert Hubbard when he wrote article (1909) on inventor James Oliver||Oakland Orpheum Vaudeville playbill featuring Elbert Hubbard's 20-minute philosophy talk||Roycroft shelf unit with shovel given (c1910) to Hubbard by Luther Burbank|
|Elbert Hubbard's pardon (1915) from Woodrow Wilson overturning 1913 conviction for circulating "objectionable" matter under U.S. postal laws||Lusitania life saver & model of torpedoed RMS Lusitania aboard which Hubbard died on May 7, 1915|
|Roycroft Renaissance trademark (after 1976) with two Rs back-to-back on Roycroft Inn tall clock.|
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