Rebecca J. Herring

GRINSTEAD'S GRAPHIC. Grinstead's Graphic was a monthly family magazine published in Kerrville from January 1921 to December 1925 by Jesse Edward Grinstead, who wrote the whole publication in a "homefolk" conversational style. The Graphic was devoted to "fiction, fact, and frankly expressed opinion." Grinstead, hoping to encourage area residents at a time when financial recession plagued the Hill Country, focused on subjects relevant to the region and its economy. The magazine contained human-interest features, editorials, articles promoting the Hill Country, short stories, and occasional poetry; during its five years it evolved from an inexpensive wood-pulp format to a slick, photograph-illustrated publication with readers in twenty states. After the region's economy stabilized, Grinstead, maintaining that he needed a rest, discontinued publication.

Vertical Files, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin (Jesse E. Grinstead).

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