Title: Human Croquet

Photographer: Gertrude Kasebier
Author: Kate Atkinson
Publisher: Picador
Designer: Henry Sene Yee


Image Title: illustration from 'Evelyn Nesbit' ca. 1902
Photo Genre: Portraiture/Pictorialism
Book Genre: Novel
Group: Photo-Secession

Although Evelyn Nesbit, the early twentieth century beauty and mistress of the architect Stanford White, is not a character in Kate Atkinson's quirky novel, a painting based on Gertrude Kasebier's well-known photograph is featured prominently on the books cover.
The central circular shape and it's shadow form a rather obvious visual pun on the books title.

Jacket artwork by Sarah Perkins. Original photo of Evelyn Nesbit by Kasebier.