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.