In 1907, Rose O’Neill, already a successful magazine illustrator in her early 30s, left the East Coast and retreated to her family’s beautiful but rustic home in the Ozark mountains to recover from her second divorce. To her, their wooded Missouri homestead—which she dubbed Bonniebrook, thanks to the creek running through it—was a magical, restorative place. Normally a bubbly person, O’Neill was feeling particularly melancholy and...Continue Reading