Tuesday, December 30, 2014

No, I Don’t Believe in You Any More, but You May Leave the Things (1909)

William S. Walsh, “St. Nicholas in Europe,” Drawing by J.R. Shaver, The Story of Santa Klaus: Told for Children of All Ages from Six to Sixty (New York: Moffat, Yard, and Company, 1909), 204.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas Joy (1851)

Thanksgiving Night: or, Tales Told in Cold Weather (Boston: Massachusetts Sabbath School Society, 1851), frontispiece.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christmas Dinner in the Boy’s Hall (1905)

“Christmas at ‘The Foundling,’” The Quiver Annual Volume (1905): 100.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Winter (1877)

G.H. Boughton, Winter, “Contemporary Art in England,” Harper’s New Monthly Magazine 54 (January 1877): 161.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Over Snowfields, Waste and Pathless (1904)

Walter Aikman, engraving on wood after a painting by J. Farquharson, Ellen M. Cyr, Cyrs Advanced First Reader (Boston: Ginn and Company, 1904), 95.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Thursday, December 4, 2014

The Moon Is Up and Gives Us Light (1884)

“Lesson XLIII,” Christian Brother’s New Series Primer (New York: De La Salle Institute, 1884), 37.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The Strange Physician (1873)

“The Strange Physician,” Petersen’s Magazine 64 (August 1873): 155.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

The Rifle Belonging to Hopalong Never Missed—and Besides, He Had Made His Wish (1912)

Clarence Edward Mulford and John Wood Clay, Buck Peters, Ranchman: Being a Story of What Happened When Buck Peters and Hopalong Cassidy, and Their Bar-20 Associates Went to Montana, Illustrations by Maynard Dixon (Chicago: A.C. McClurg and Company, 1912), 250.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Cold Blooded Murder Was Noticed by Fifty Persons at Least and There Arose from the Crowd a Universal Cry of Horror and Indignation at the Bloody Deed (1854)

T.B. Thorpe, The Hive of “The Bee Hunter,” a Repository Sketches including Peculiar American Character, Scenery, and Rural Sports (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1854), 164.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

A Man in the Dark Narrow Passage Attempted to Trip Me as I Ran (1905)

William Le Queux, The Cxar’s Spy: A Story of a Matter of Millons, Illustrated by T.H. Robinson (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1905), frontispiece.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

I Had a Full View of the Race (1883)

Meshach Browning, Forty-four Years of the Life of a Hunter: Being Reminiscences of Meshach Browning, a Maryland Hunter, Roughly Written Down by Himself , Revised and Illustrated by E. Stabler (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Company, 1883), 144.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Love in the Foothills (1908)

W.C. Morrow, “Love in the Foothills,” Success Magazine 11 (September 1908): 560.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

The Combatants Cut and Slashed with Savage Fury (1895)

Howard Pyle, The Story of Jack Ballister's Fortunes;  being the narrative of the adventures of a young gentleman of good family, who was kidnapped in the year 1719 and carried to the plantations of the continent of Virginia; where he fell in with that famous pirate Captain Edward Teach, or Blackbeard; of his escape from the pirates and the rescue of a young lady from out their hands (New York: The Century Company, 1895), 383.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

If You Sound an Alarm I Shall Shoot (1914)

Grant Carpenter, “Tales of Old Chinatown, II. The Boy Girl,” Illustrated by Arthur Cahill, Sunset 33 (November 1914): 939.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

She Waves Her Hand to the Attendant Raven, & with a Rush that Sends a Spirtle of Bright Sparks up from the Embers, She Is Away—up the Chimney through the Overhanging Branches, through the Ragged Clouds, & far on Her Journey under the Stars (1908)

Oliver Madox Hueffer, The Book of Witches, (London: Eveliegh Nash, 1908): frontispiece.

[Curator's note; this is from a poor quality scan and normally it would not have been collected here, but I found the image so compelling even with the degradationor perhaps because of itthat I did what I could to soften the worst of compression noise and went forward.]

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Ride Through the Murky Air (1882)

William Harrison Ainsworth, The Lancashire Witches: A Romance of Pendle Forest, Illustrated by Sir John Gilbert (London: George Routledge and Sons, 1882), 325.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

"Fetch Money," said the Witch. "You Will See Three Doors."(1897)

Hans Christian Andersen. Stories and Fairy Tales, translated by H. Oskar Sommer with 100 pictures by Arthur J. Gaskin (New York: Dodd, Mead, and Company, 1897), 326.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

This Daughter of the Puritans Danced Alone in the Moonlight (1903)

Marvin Dana, The Puritan Witch, Illustrated by  P.R Andibert (New York: The Smart Set Publishing Company, 1903), 21.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

First Round the Sun, Then Round the Moon (1878)

Kate Greenaway, Under the Window: Pictures and Rhymes for Children, Printed and Engraved by Edmund Evans (London: George Routledge and Sons, 1878), 35.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

At the Witch's Door (1901)

Francis Marion Crawford, The Witch of Prague: A Fantastic Tale (London: MacMillan and Company, Limited, 1901), 15.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Love and the Witches (1891)

Mary E. Wilkins, "Love and the Witches," Drawn by F.S. Church, Engraved by F.S. King, Century 42 (June 1891): 286.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

The Witch Comes Home with a Dough-Trough on Her Back (1897)

Andrew Lang, ed., "The White Dove," Illustration by H.J. Ford, The Pink Fairy Book (Longmans, Green, and Company, 1897), 239.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Lion's Revenge (1891)

J.Erskine Clark, ed., Chatterbox (Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1891), 1. 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Furious Animal Stands Over His Prey Licking It with His Rough Tongue 'till He Strips Off the Skin. (1822)

Maria Hack, Stories of Animals: Intended for Children Between Five and Seven Years Old, 2nd edition (London: Harvey and Darton, 1822), 9.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

With a Long and Light Spring It Broke Out of the Canes (1874)

Frederick Marryat. The Travels and Adventures of Monsieur Violet: In California, Sonora, and Western Texas (London: George Routledge and Sons, 1874), 314.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

It Was Moving, Almost Imperceptibly, Towards Me (1906)

W.B. Northrup. "An Accidental Deity." The English Illustrated Magazine 34 (January 1906): 351.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

As Though Startled by Her Cry, the Immense Creature Sank Out of Sight Again (1915)

Dewey Autin Cobb, "On the Edge of the Amazon," Illustration by Paul Bransom, St. Nicholas 42 (July 1915): 779.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Monday, July 28, 2014

The Beautiful Greek Works of the Stephani Are Especially Valued for Their Correctness (1861)

Five Black Arts: A Popular Account of the History, Processes of Manufacture, and Uses of Printing, Pottery, Glass, Gas-Light, Iron (Columbus: Follett, Foster, and Company, 1861), plate 2.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The New Invention Was Soon Taken Up in America (1896)

Walter Jerrold, The Triumphs of the Printing Press (London: S.W. Patridge and Company, 1896), cover.

Monday, July 21, 2014

These Piles of Dull Lead, These Casks of Sparkling Antimony, This Copper, and This Tin, Go to Form the Grand Amalgam of Which Type Is Made (1871)

Thomas MacKellar, The American Printer: A Manual of Typography, Containing Complete Instructions for Beginners, as Well as Practical Directions for Managing Every Department of a Printing Office. With Several Useful Tables, Numerous Schemes for Imposing Forms in Every Variety, Hints to Authors, Etc. (Philadelphia: MacKellar, Smiths, and Jordan, 1871), 29.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Combination of Levers Which Give Motion to the Screw Diminish the Labour of the Workman (1833)

"The Commercial History of a Penny Magazine." Monthly Supplement of The Penny Magazine. (November 30, 1833): 504.

Friday, July 11, 2014

The Compositor's Lower Case (1828)

John Johnson, An Abridgment of Johnson's Typographia: or the Printer's Instructor; with an Appendix (Boston: C.L. Adams, 1828), 119.