March 23, 1874 - J. C. Leyendecker perhaps the most successful
commercial artist of the 20th century was born in Montabour, Germany.
Best known as the creator of the Arrow Shirt Man, his work is still
sexy. When the ads first appeared in magazines carloads of letters from
female fans would arrive daily. But, the model was not available. He
was Leyendecker's lover Charles Beach.