M. Sacker (1872 or 1873–1965)
prolific designer, Amy Sacker created cover designs for
thousands of books. The majority of her designs adorned
children's titles of the day. She favored bright
colors and often incorporated the popular "poster" look
-- a bold design style that encompasses the entire
front cover and usually
a narrative scene. For an example, please see pba00032, The
Little Colonel at Boarding-School, by Annie F. Johnston
(L.C. Page & Co.,
1904). Sacker often based on her covers on a distinctive
and uniquely American “colonial” style.
The publishers for whom she
worked were Knight; Little, Brown; L.C.
and Houghton, Mifflin & Co.,
the latter from 1907–1917.
Monograms: AS with a serif
across the apex of the A or not; AS overlapped; AMS
Click here to search the
PBO database for bindings designed by Amy Sacker.
Sources: Charles Gullans
and John Espey, “American Trade Bindings and Their
Designers, 1880–1915” (1979); Nancy Finlay, Artists of the
Book in Boston, 1890–1910 (1985).
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