Saturday, October 31, 2015

Clem Had Manufactured a Hideous Pumpkin Face (1883)

D.P. Sanford, From May to Christmas at Thorne Hill (London: Griffith and Farren, 1883), 173.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Straight at the Man He Launched His One Hundred and Forty Pounds of Fury (1915)

Jack London, The Call of the Wild, Illustration by Philip R. Goodwin (New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1915), 20.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

There Was a Crash and a Rush of Air ( 1898)

E. and H. Heron, “Real Ghost Stories: No. VI, The Story of Yand Manor House,” Pearson’s Magazine  V (June 1898): 527.

Monday, October 26, 2015

“John, My Dear!” The Soft Cooing Voice Stole through the Room along with the Scent of Dead Rose Leaves and Tobacco (1899)

M.B. Hardie, “The Return of John Abney,” Illustrations by Raymond Potter, The English Illustrated Magazine 20 (February 1899): 477.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Blanche Stands by, with Anxious Heart, Half Hopeful, Half Afraid (1847)

Caroline Sheridan Norton. Aunt Carry’s Ballads, Illustration by John Absolon (London: Joseph Cundall, 1847), 48.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Daring Rescue at a Tenement Fire with the Searchlight’s Aid (1908)

“Daring Rescue at a Tenement Fire, with the Searchlight’s Aid,” Drawn by Arthur E. Jameson, Leslie’s Illustrated Weekly Newspaper 145 (February 6, 1908): cover. 

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Position of the Young Girl’s Body Showed She Had Been Buried Alive (1875)

Captain Mayne Reid, “The Pierced Heart,” Drawn by Adelaide Claxton, London Society: An Illustrated Magazine of Light and Amusing Literature for the Hours of Relaxation 27 (Holiday Number, 1875): 16.

Monday, October 19, 2015

The Outline of a Huge Claw (1908)

Samuel Hopkins Adams, Illustrated by C.R. McCauley, The Flying Death (New York: The McClure Company, 1908), 136.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Friday, October 16, 2015

She Remained Erect, Threatening, as Pale as Death, Her Arm, with the Bleeding Stump, Held Out (1899)

Georges Montbard, “Reprisals,” Illustrations by G. Montbard, The English Illustrated Magazine 20 (January 1899): 391.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Friday, October 9, 2015

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

He Caught Wildly at Nothing to Steady Himself (1910)

Eleanor Seeleye, “An Aeolian Romance,” Illustrated by F.S. Coburn, Putnam Magazine 7 (March 1910): 642.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

There’s Something Here, He Said (1912)

Mary Roberts Rinehart, “The Case of Jennie Brice,” Illustration by Frederic Dorr Steele, Everybody’s Magazine 27 (0ctober 1912): 434.

Friday, October 2, 2015

“Good Day,” Said the Scarecrow (1914)

Peter Clark Macfarlane, “Clown and Superclown,” Everybody’s Magazine 30 (March 1914): 399.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Tell Me What You’re Really Afraid Of (1914)

Virginia Tracy, “Persons Unknown,” Illustration by Henry Raleigh, Everybody’s Magazine  30 (June 1914): 779.