Eugene Field. Collection, ca. 1962.
Biographical / Historical Note
Eugene Field, a native of St. Louis, attended Lombard College (since
merged with Knox College) and moved to Chicago, where he became a
columnist. His column, "Sharps and Flats,"
ran from 1883 to 1885. He wrote sentimental and children’s poetry,
including the well-known "Little Boy Blue"
and "Dutch Lullaby."