October 1908 cover. In the lower, main portion of the illustration we see a lovely young woman at the wheel, attired in blue and sporting a blue bonnet and driving gloves. The smaller upper section gives us a sketch of a car in profile, utilizing the O's in MoToR as its wheels.
Artist, photographer, cartoonist, and illustrator Paul Goold was born near Casco Bay, Maine (August 10, 1875 — December 8, 1925). In 1894, after completing high school, he worked for the Portland Sunday Press and Sunday Times. He later studied at Yale Art School, took a trip around the world in 1901, and returned to the States to begin work as a pen-and-ink illustrator. He began his career in Boston and was most noted for his black-and white cartoon sketches. He also studied at the New York Academy of Design and would go on to draw for McClure's, Life, Harpers, the Boston Sunday Globe, Judge, and other publications. He attained the rank of Captain during WWI and was an accomplished tennis player. In 1920, alongside artist James Montgomery Flagg, he acted in an evening entertainment presented by the Dutch Treat Club, one of many social clubs in which he held membership.
His wife was noted soprano of the day Edith Chapman Goold, and they lived in an art-filled apartment on Upper Broadway. He died falling from his 12th floor studio and landing four floors below, cracking his skull. He had left a letter addressed to his wife.