Jane Allen Boyer, an illustrator for several charming WWI era books aimed at girls, lived in Riverton.
Her 1940 obituary gives a fuller explanation of her life in Riverton where “…she was most active in its church, club, and social life.”
Her considerable accomplishments as a member of Christ Church, the Porch Club, the Red Cross, the Cinnaminson Home Board of Managers, and the Welfare Association of Riverton and Cinnaminson certainly helped improve the well-being of the Borough’s citizens.
While abebooks.com has a used hardcover copy of The Mary Frances Sewing Book for sale for $225, at least three of Boyer’s books (Cook Book, Knitting & Crocheting, and Sewing) now live on as 100th-year anniversary paperback editions for sale on Amazon for $19.99-$21.95 each.
This image from the auction site invaluable.com depicts a sold oil on canvas work by Jane Allen Boyer.
By the way… our historical society does not have any of the items pictured here. Even the New Era obit is a screen capture from our digital newspaper archive.
If a reader can fill in a bit more about the life and work of this Riverton artist, or favor us with a donated item, please contact us. -JMc, Editor