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

  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

  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