New York: 'Reprinted from the Masses', 1916. 12p., sewn wraps, 3.75x7 inches.
"Ballad" portrays Joseph as a man who saved Mary from becoming an unwed mother. The Masses was banned from New York subway newsstands after publication of this piece. *William L. O'Neill, The last romantic, a life of Max Eastman. New York, 1978. p. 43.