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First of all let me say I LOVE your site.  I can't believe something like this exists.. all the great illustrators from the Golden Age in one place.. a beautiful gallery.. let me tell you, you are giving so much to aspiring illustrators like me.  Thank you so much for sharing your amazing collection!
-Margaret

Harry Kennedy - L. Frank Baum Army Alphabet 1900 E-mail
Written by Minh Lai   
Tuesday, 28 October 2008 18:04

Harry Kennedy - Frank Baum Army Alphabet

Lyman Frank Baum is an American author, famous for his The Wonderful Wizard of Oz series, one of the most well known children's book in the world . The Army Alphabet was first published by Geo. M. Hill in 1900. This title and its companion The Navy Alphabet were issued to coincide with Chicago's hosting the 34th Annual Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic in August 1900. This clever military review in doggerel is shown from a little boy's perspective. Some letters challenged Baum's poetic invention, such as "X represents the Xalatan." Although he supported the Spanish American War in 1898, Frank Baum later became a pacifist.. The illustrations was done by Harry Kennedy and text is hand-lettered by Charles Costello.

 

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Mario Laboccetta - Tales of Hoffmann 1932 E-mail
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Thursday, 16 October 2008 22:45

Laboccetta - Tales HoffmannThe Tales of Hoffmann is a well known opera by Jacques Offenbach, unfortunately Offenbach did not live to see his opera performed, he died just over four months before its premiere. Here is one of the rare illustrated Tales of Hoffmann. The illustrations was done by Mario Laboccetta, Italian designer, futurist artist-painter. He gained a bit of fame in Paris for his illustrations in fashion magazines during the "Crazy Years" (20s). Les Contes d'Hoffmann, illustrated by Mario Laboccetta, was first published in 1932 by L'Édition d'Art Henri Piazza, Paris.

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Dorothy P. Lathrop - Tales from the Enchanted Isles 1926 E-mail
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Thursday, 16 October 2008 21:41

Dorothy P. Lathrop is one of the most influential and important illustrators of children's books in the thirties and forties. She illustrated the Newbery Medal winning  Hitty, Her First Hundred Years by Rachel Field in 1930, arguably her most famous work and it is still in print today.

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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec - Virtual Museum Gallery E-mail
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Wednesday, 01 October 2008 21:45
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (186 –1901) was a French painter, printmaker, draftsman, and illustrator, whose immersion in the decadent and theatrical life of fin de siècle Paris yielded an oeuvre of provocative images of modern life.

Throughout his career, which spanned less than 20 years, Toulouse-Lautrec created 737 canvases, 275 watercolors, 363 prints and posters, 5,084 drawings, some ceramic and stained glass work, and an unknown number of lost works. Toulouse-Lautrec is known along with Cezanne, Van Gogh, and Gaugin as one of the greatest painters of the Post-Impressionist period.

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Howard Pyle - Otto of the Silver Hand 1888 E-mail
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Wednesday, 01 October 2008 20:35

Howard Pyle Otto Silver Hand 1888Howard Pyle was one of the great early American illustrator. In 1900, he founded his own school of art and illustration called the Howard Pyle School of Illustration Art, also know as the "Brandywine School" of illustration. Many of his students are among the greatest American illustrators, including N.C. Wyeth, Maxfield Parrish, Jessie Wilcox Smith, Frank Schoonover.

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Jessie Marion King - A House of Pomegranates 1914 Reloaded E-mail
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Wednesday, 16 July 2008 17:06

Jessie Marion King - A House of Pomegranates 1914With a bit of time, I've re-scanned the book A House of Pomegranates illustrated by Jessie M. King.  A House of Pomegranates is a collection of fairy tales, written by Oscar Wilde, that was published as a second collection for The Happy Prince and Other Tales (1892). Wilde said once that this collection was "intended neither for the British child nor the British public."

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Erte (Romain de Tirtoff) - Virtual Museum Gallery E-mail
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Tuesday, 15 July 2008 00:00

Erte - Art DecoErte, real name is Romain de Tirtoff, born in St. Petersburg, Russia. He moved to Paris to pursue a career as a designer and worked for a time sketching for Paul Poiret and designing opera and theater costumes. Erte is most famous for his elegant fashion designs which capture the art deco period in which he worked. His delicate figures and sophisticated, glamorous designs are instantly recognizable, and his ideas and art influence fashion into the 21st century.

 

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Charles Folkard - Arabian Nights 1912 E-mail
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Monday, 30 June 2008 18:24

Charles Folkard - Arabian NightsArabian Nights, the stories of one thousand and one nights.  The stories that never ends ... is a book that I've read and re-read countless to times over the years. I can never forget the first time I met Sindbad the Sailor in his grand palace nor Ali Baba in the treasures cave.

Arabian Nights stories is indeed a treasure which gave countless illustrators the inspiration to work on the illustrations for those magical tales to this day and many more future generations. Many great illustrators have worked on the Stories of Arabian Nights, including Edmund Dulac, Kay Nielsen, Virginia Frances Sterrett, E.J. Detmold, Maxfield Parrish, Willy Pogany and now the work of Charles Folkard.

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