Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuaniafrom The New Human Interest Library, 1928
In searching for materials contemporary to the Baltics' first independence, we
came across The New Human Interest Library, published by Midland Press
(Chicago) in 1928. Volume V, Around the World,
contains short articles on the countries of the world, among them the recently independent Baltic states.
The portrait of our youthful armchair traveler, above, appears on the
cover and inside at the front of the volume. We wonder what he might have
thought, reading for the first time of the far-away Baltic countries. The words
of the immortal Samuel Johnson are inscribed beneath:
“Let observation with extensive
Survey mankind from China to Peru;
Remark each anxious toil, each
And watch the busy scenes of crowded life.”
We hope you find the articles informative and enjoyable.
Reproduced from “The New Human
Interest Library, Volume V,” Midland Press, Chicago,
Copyright © 1928.
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