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I would like to thank Jared Case of George Eastman House, Rochester, New York, for graciously making Eastman House’s print of Black Oxen available to me. Kristine Krueger of the Margaret Herrick Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences kindly located images from the film Black Oxen for this article. I would also like to acknowledge the Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research at Texas A&M University for its support of my archival research, and Drake Stutesman for her helpful editorial suggestions.

Th e title for this article, too good to resist, is borrowed from H. L. Mencken’s review of Atherton’s novel Th e Crystal Cup, to be found in Th e American Mercury 6 (November 1925), 249–51.