I found a few more works by artist and illustrator Nella Fontaine Binckley (1860-1951), granddaughter of artist and draftsman/draughtsman Harvey Mitchell/Michel (1798/1799-1866). These ones date to 1906. The first: '"I once ruined a man in Wall Street," she said.'
These are from Henry Irving Dodge's The Other Mr. Barclay (New York: Consolidated Retail, 1906). '"Will you pay the men for the time they are idle?"'
'"I love you," he was saying' [. . . as she looked the other away.] Today's Rune: Wholeness.