Everyone in the North Country and beyond has heard of Canton, NY's favorite son, Frederic Remington (1861-1909) the artist and illustrator. Edwin John Prittie was born on July 11, 1879, in Gouverneur and attended Gouverneur schools, graduating in 1898 in a class of 11. Remington was his hero.
Prittie attended the Pennsylvania Museum School of Industrial Art in 1898, remaining in Philadelphia where he spent his career as a freelance artist. He also held a second home in Oswego NY.
Once Upon a Time... in the last century, there was no such thing as "Adolescent Literature." No books like The Hunger Games and no authors like Beverly Cleary or Stephanie Meyers.
Books aimed at young people were books for adults, with appeal for young people; books like Black Beauty by Anna Sewell (1877,) Alice In Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll (1865,) Robin Hood by Howard Pyle (1883,) and Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift (1726.)