We’re lucky to have the Master’s thesis written by Hazel Gibb Hinman in 1958 at the University of Redlands, California, to chronicle some of the Hollings’ activities. Through her interviews we learn that in August 1927, Holling and Lucille took a three-week canoe trip into the Canadian wilderness north of Missinabie, Ontario. They were joined by Tom Brown, a reporter for the New York Sun, whom they had met on their world cruise.
Camping and canoeing over the next decade contributed to the Hollings’ graphic work for Cunard lines, the Saturday Evening Post, advertising, newspaper features and illustration for Bookhouse and Book Trails.
What might have proven embarrassing in the 1920s would today would become the source of publicity, promotion, and Twitter bragging rights.