On this day, August 2, 1872, illustrator Emlen McConnell born inPhiladelphia,PA.He studied art at thePennsylvaniaAcademyof the Fine Arts and then with Howard Pyle at Drexel Institute. McConnell was one of Pyle’s scholarship students in the summer of 1899 at Chadds Ford. McConnell worked primarily for Curtis Publishing Company during his career.