And why not draw for these times a portrait gallery? . . . A camera! A camera! Cries the century, that is the only toy. Come let us paint the agitator and the dilettante and the member of Congress and the college professor, the Unitarian minister, the editor of the newspaper, the fair contemplative girl, the aspirant for fashion & opportunities, the woman of the world who has tried & knows better . . . Good fun it would be for a master who with a delicate finger . . . should indicate all the lions by traits not to be mistaken yet that none should dare wag his finger whilst the shadow of each well known form flitted for a moment across the wall. So should we have at last if it were done well a series of sketches which would report to the next ages the color & quality of ours.