Woman’s Home Companion was an American monthly publication,
published from 1873 to 1957; when Wodehouse wrote for it, the owner was the Crowell Publishing Company (1902–1939) of Springfield, Ohio, later the Crowell-Collier Publishing Company; the editor from 1911 to 1941 was Gertrude Battles Lane. Competing strongly with other magazines such as the Ladies’ Home Journal, McCall’s, and Pictorial Review, its circulation in the 1920s was roughly two and a half million.
Among the contributors to the magazine were Francoise Sagan, Shirley Jackson, Laura Z. Hobson, Willa Cather, Zona Gale, Kathleen Norris, Edna Ferber, Dorothy Canfield Fisher, and P. G. Wodehouse. Notable illustrators included Rolf Armstrong, Władysław T. Benda, Elizabeth Shippen Green, Bessie Pease Gutmann, Rico Lebrun,
Neysa McMein, Violet Oakley, Herbert Paus, May Wilson Preston, Olive Rush,
Arthur Sarnoff, and Frederic Dorr Steele.