PHOTOGRAPH OF W. C. MORROW. Silverprint measuring 2 3/8" x 3 3/8," circa 1920. An informal outdoor snapshot showing the author as an elderly gentleman seated on a rustic bench dressed in a suit with hat on lap, reading a newspaper, with dense foliage behind him including what looks like palm fronds, suggesting a Southern California locale. On the bench next to him is a wine bottle and ice bucket. Morrow, raised in the South, became an active member of a literary group in the San Francisco Bay Area in the last quarter of the 19th century, contributing to periodicals such as THE ARGONAUT, and noted for crisply written morbid studies, some of which were collected in THE APE, THE IDIOT AND OTHER PEOPLE (1897). "With other Bay Area writers -- Robert Duncan Milne, Emma Frances Dawson, 'Caxton,' Bierce -- Morrow helped form what science-fiction historian Sam Moskowitz cited as the first literary movement among sci-fi-fantasy-horror writers in America, presaging such later groups as the Futurians in New York or the Lovecraft Circle." - Sullivan (ed.), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 292-3. Some oxidation, else fine. Photos of Morrow are uncommon. (#139564).