Louise Smith Roberts

Louise Smith Roberts was an illustrator. She came to Rose Valley in 1910 as a guest of her friend, Emma Troth. She married William Roberts, and they set up a shop designing and printing greeting cards. Will Roberts succeeded Carl deMoll in the book bindery in Guild Hall. An advertisement for The Roberts Press can be found in “The Artsman” of 1906. Louise Roberts’ designs were so charming that they were used until very recently by the Abel Press. At the same time, she continued as an illustrator for books and magazines.


Exhibition of Rose Valley Art and Handicrafts 2001
History of Rose Valley, vol.1