Elbert Green Hubbard onboard the Lusitania

Elbert Green Hubbard (1856 - 1915) was a writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher who was very influential in the Arts and Crafts movement. In 1895, he founded Roycroft a community of craft workers and artists in East Aurora, New York. Hubbard is also remembered for writing "A Message to Garcia" an inspirational essay that became an international hit. A friend of Clarence Darrow, Hubbard and his wife were killed on May 7, 1915 when the Lusitania was torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine killing 1,198 people. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-DIG-ggbain-32076