Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Here Are Two Marbles for Eyes (1906)


Clarence Franklin Carroll and Sarah Catherine Brooks, The Brooks Primer (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1906), 63.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The Pioneer (1888)

“Wonders and Beauties,” Chicago: an Instructive and Entertaining History of a Wonderful City with a Useful Stranger's Guide  (Chicago: Rhodes and McClure, 1888),  183.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

The First Snowfall (1931)

“The First Snowfall,” From an etching by Charles W. Dahlgreen, The Rotarian 39 (December 1931): 4.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

The Indian Dog Train Was Used When the Snow Was Too Deep or Too Soft to Uphold Horses (1915)

Seymour Dunbar, A History of Travel in America, Showing the Development of Travel and Transportation from the Crude Methods of the Canoe and the Dog-Sled to the Highly Organized Railway Systems of the Present, Together with a Narrative of the Human Experiences and Changing Social Conditions That Accompanied This Economic Conquest of the Continent  (Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1915), 54.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Jan Went Through the Ice into the Black Water (1918)

Howard R. Garis,  The Curlytops Snowed In or Grand Fun with Skates and Sleds, Illustration by Julia Greene (New York: Cupples and Leon Company, 1918), 108.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

The Snow Has Drifted over Their House till Only a Tiny Mound Appears (1903)

Dallas Lore Sharp, “Mus’Rattin’,” A Watcher in the Woods, Illustration by Bruce Horsfall (New York: The Century Co., 1901), 43.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Then, Wearily and Drearily / Across the Moorland Wild, / Half Numb’d With Frost (Her Pathway Lost) / Paced on the Wilder’d Child (1855)

Jane Krewdsen, “Katie Lee: A Scotch Story,” Aunt Jane’s Verses for Children (Philadelphia: Association of Friends for the Diffusion of Religious and Useful Knowledge, 1855), 12.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

In the Sketch Below, the Different Degrees of Distance Have Been Well Expressed (1905)

Hugo B. Froelich and Bonnie E. Snow, “The World in White,” Text Books of Art Education, Book VI (New York: The Prang Educational Company, 1905), 8.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

An Abenaki Indian of St. Francis Spearing the Muskrat (1875)

“An Abenaki Indian of St. Francis Spearing the Muskrat,” Frank Leslie's Pleasant Hours 17  (1875),  416.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

At the Rate You Are Going On, You May Get There in a Year and a Half from Now (1868)

Helen C. Week, “Snow Drift,” The Ainslee Stories, Illustration by W.L. Champney and S.L. Smith (New York: Hurd & Houghton, 1868), 190.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Lad Galloped Back to the Ravine Lip and Stood There, Sniffing the Icy Air and Growling Deep in His Throat (1921)

Albert Payson Terhhune, “The Tracker: Lad Helps a Foe,” Illustration by Frank Stick, The Ladies’ Home Journal 38 (December 1921): 30.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

He Pulled the Horses Round so That the Second Sleigh Was Compelled to Pull Up (1899)

Reginald Wray, “On Secret Service,” Illustration by J. Finnemore, The Harmsworth Monthly Pictorial Magazine 2 (February to July 1899): 305.

Monday, January 15, 2018

We Must Have Some Little Shining Bits of Ice to Make the Brightness of Her Eyes (1864)

Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Snow Image: A Childish Miracle, Illustration by Marcus Waterman (New York: James Gregory, 1864), frontispiece.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

At the Curling Rink (1877)

Irwin Russell, “On the Ice,” St. Nicholas: A Monthly Magazine for Boys and Girls 4 (March 1877): 317.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Sailing on Skates (1883)

“Sailing on Skates,” Frank Leslie’s Pleasant Hours 34 (February –July 1883): 128.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

He Was Quite Content to Lie in the Shelter of the Policeman’s Burly Arm (1904)

Hammer S. Roundtree and S.H. Hamer. Cheepy the Chicken: Being an Account of Some of His Most Wonderful Doings, (London: Cassell and Company, 1904).

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Our Lives Were in the Hand of God. On the 8th We Tasted the Dogs’ Flesh for the First Time (1901)

“The Voyage of the Polar Star: ‘Nearest the Pole.’ Commander Cagni’s Own Account of His Hazardous Journey,” The Pall Mall Magazine 24 ( May to August 1901): 413.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush (1893)

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Art & Architecture Collection, The New York Public Library. “The Days of Auld Lang Syne” (1893) New York Public Library Digital Collections.