It is not many years ago that the work and name of Steichen acted upon the average photographic public as a red rag does upon the bull. How things have changed – even Mr. Steichen’s work – but his has been no step backward. The inference is plain that the photographic public has been in a measure educated. The non-photographic public, at first but slightly interested, has begun to appreciate that photography holds within itself some possibilities, though individuals still differ as to their extent. This interest is growing, and reacting upon photographers tends toward a more comprehensive understanding and appreciation, resulting in such a decided improvement in the standards of all, even in the standards of Philistine, that we feel confident that many who found no pleasure in earlier published work of Mr. Steichen will now thank us in giving them a second opportunity of viewing the work of this maturing young painter and photographer.