Christmas Illustrations in Literature

Illustrator Frances Brundage wishes us a Merry Christmas in 1910: If you could caption this postcard, what would you call it? Louisa May Alcott was no longer alive when Brundage began to illustrate re-printings of Alcott's beloved novels (the above drawing is not connected). I'm not sure the sweet-faced cherubs drawn by this idealistic, albeit … Continue reading Christmas Illustrations in Literature

Kate Greenaway and Vintage Illustrations

One of my favorite things about gutenberg.org and archive.org (both sites that offer books in the free domain) are the original illustrations found in copies of works from the 19th century and early 20th century. Kate Greenaway first caught my attention with her illustrations of Elizabeth von Arnim's April baby, May baby, and June baby. … Continue reading Kate Greenaway and Vintage Illustrations