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Greta Garbo

History Matters: A Poet's Vision from 100 years ago

100 Years Ago A Poet's Vision From the social column: "Mr. and Mrs. William A. Steward and Miss Sadie Steward will sail for Europe in January and spend the balance of the winter abroad." From a large Times ad about a play coming to Ellicott City: "Howard House; One Day ONLY, Sat. Jan 4, $100,000 Production: A Poet's Vision of Hell. One year in New York and still playing; Six months in Chicago without a stop; One year in Atlantic city; Admission 25 cents to all!" Regarding that vision, I'd think one kind of "poet's vision of hell" would be conjuring up a stanza, with perfect tone, rhythm, and alliteration, without a pencil in...