Uncle Jack and his Home in Florida. Uncle Jack is aged 90 in the photo. He arrived in America as a slave 75 years earlier at age 15 --- at the end of the 18th Century. For a life of faithful service, Buckingham Smith --- who purchased Jack as a boy --- gave this relatively well-built house to Jack as a gift, including a half-acre of ground.
Illustrations by the Swedish artist Gösta Adrian-Nilsson, also known as GAN (1884–1965). The Scheherazade illustrations (last few) date from 1916 and the others (from "Swedish Folk Songs") seem to be from around the same time.