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  4. PEARL ALERYN FRUSH (American, 20th Century)
    Take a Bow, Playtime Series
    Pencil and watercolor on board

     
  5. HARRY ANDERSON (American, 1906-1996)
    Pier Scene, Great Moments in Early American Motoring
    Gouache and tempera on board

     
  6. HAROLD W. MCCAULEY (American, 1913-1977)
    Mr. Margate’s Mermaid, Imaginative Tales No. 4 magazine cover
    March 1955
    Oil on canvas

     
  7. vjeranski:

    Portuguese Man-O’-War, Watercolor illustrations after John White, 1585-1593

    (via mudwerks)

     
  8. 4cp:

    "Punch" magazine advertisement illustration, early 1950s. 

     
  9. The British Library has released over a million images onto Flickr Commons for anyone to use, remix and repurpose.

    These images were taken from the pages of 17th, 18th and 19th century books and concern a startling mix of subjects.

    There are maps, geological diagrams, beautiful illustrations, comical satire, illuminated and decorative letters, colourful illustrations, landscapes, wall-paintings and so much more… keep reading

    Image taken from The Two Hemispheres: A Popular Account of the Countries and Peoples of the World … Illustrated, etc.; 1885

     
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  11. 1929, “Engineering for Children”

    Children’s Textbook Covers in 1920s Japan on 50 Watts

     
  12. 1928, endpapers, “Story of an Airplane”

    Children’s Textbook Covers in 1920s Japan on 50 Watts

     
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  14. Gente Menuda, 1936, cover by López Rubio

    Gente Menuda first appeared in 1904 as a children’s supplement of Blanco y Negro. Its heyday and real popularity occurred from 1932 up until the Spanish Civil War.

    big 50 Watts post

     
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