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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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Rebecca J. Herring, "GRINSTEAD'S GRAPHIC," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/edg01), accessed February 09, 2016. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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