Monday, May 15, 2017

A dark reading of Jack and Jill (1878)!

From More Classics of Babyland (1878), one dark reading of the story of Jack and Jill!  We like to think of the middle-class folks of this era as genteel, but if this is any indication of their stance on corporal punishment, then... yikes.


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Illustrations for "Tale of a Comet" (1881)

Comic book-style illustrations (illustrator not credited) for J.T. Trowbridge's poem, "A Tale of a Comet," in the January, 1881 issue of Wide Awake magazine.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

More from Aesop's Fables (1884):

This is a follow-up to an earlier post.  Here's another chapter from this amazing 1884 children's volume, with superb (and mildly nightmarish!) art by Edmund H. Garrett.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Froggie and His Friends, from Our Young Folks--June, 1873.

Scanned, and retouched, by me from my copy of Our Young Folks--An Illustrated Magazine for Boys and Girls (June, 1873).  Awesome, cartoon-style artwork, but whose?