On this day, September 1, 1871, illustrator Elizabeth Shippen Green was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After studying at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Art, Green studied with Howard Pyle at Drexel Institute where she met her life-long firends Violet Oakley and Jessie Willcox Smith. Her Early in her career she was named the first woman staff artist for Harper’s Weekly and in 1911 an exclusive contract with Harper’s Monthly.