Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. [not numbered]
For the best Composition, Miss Mary F. Drake, of St. Louis, received the first premium, a diploma and $30, for her "Ruth in the Harvest Field." M. Strauss, of St. Louis, was awarded the second premium, a silver medal. His painting was highly meritorious. [P. 98; see entry 02550022 for other work noted in this commentary.]
Seventh Annual Report of the Saint Louis Agricultural and Mechanical Association. Prepared for Publication by Richard A. Barret. St. Louis, Mo.: George Knapp & Co., Printers and Binders. 1868.