The back of the photo includes a descriptive caption that reads:"New York, November 14- Pearl Buck, Novelist, being awarded the Howells Medal for fiction at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Arts and Letter here today. Robert Grant, member of the Academy, is making the award. The Howells Award was established in honor of William Dean Howells, novelist, and first awarded in 1925."
Pearl S. Buck with Adopted Daughters, Perkasie, P. A.
Caption reads, "Pearl Buck, the only woman ever to win both the Pulitzer and Nobel prizes in literature, poses with her four adopted daughters at her home in Perkasie, Pa. They are, from left, Cheico, 16; Johanna, 15; Henriette, 18; and Theresa, 17. Henriette is of German-American origin, the other three of Japanese-American origin. The thing closest to the 73-year-old author's heart is the foundation named after her. Its purpose is to raise $10 million to care for some 300,000 unwanted children fathered by American soldiers."
Pearl S. Buck appears as guest on Spotlight, Saturday, April 15th at 2:00 p.m., discussing 'What is America's Role in Asia?', and the formation of the Pearl S. Buck Foundation to aid American children in Asia.