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

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

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

  4. vjeranski:

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

    (via mudwerks)

  5. 4cp:

    "Punch" magazine advertisement illustration, early 1950s. 

  6. 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

  8. 1929, “Engineering for Children”

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

  9. 1928, endpapers, “Story of an Airplane”

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

  11. 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

  14. "Old Ironsides" in Winter Quarters at San Diego

    San Diego has been exceptionally honored
    by the Department of the United States Navy
    because of the selection of this city as the
    temporary ‘home port’ of the famous frigate

    This living tradition of our country will
    be berthed at the Navy Pier, foot of Broad-
    way, until March 15th and may be visited any
    day between the house of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00
    p.m. including Sundays. No charge for admission.

    The history of the Constitution is replete
    with heroic exploits. Conceived by George
    Washington, the keel was laid in 1794 and ship
    launched in 1797. Participated in 42 battles,
    winning every one of them.

    Reconstructed in part by money freely
    given by American school children the Con-
    stitution is a national shrine. She has been
    visited by 4,512,299 persons. 1,542,423 in California alone.

    This will probably be the last opportunity
    to visit ‘Old Ironsides’ at a Pacific coast
    port, according to her Commander, Louis J.
    Gulliver. See this gallant ship restored exactly as she was in her fighting glory.”

    Old Ironsides" was in San Diego in the winter of 1933.

    (Source: adventures-of-the-blackgang, via thingsihappentolike)

  15. Moby Dick (Warner Brothers) Polish poster for 1961 re-release

    Orsonem Wellesem. 

    I’m going to be saying that in my head all night. 

    Orsonem Wellesem.

    Orsonem Wellesem…