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Small Potatoes

Small Potatoes, by Mary G. Jones, ran in the New York Herald from 10 July to 6 September 1903; it was one of several nonsense-rhyme cartoons in the Sunday supplements of the early years of the 20th century. The strip above, … Continue reading

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A Wheelbarrow to Hell

In a previous post, The natural History of the Wheelbarrow, I published a series of images in which a woman was carried around in a wheelbarrow, usually by a loving husband or servants. The first image, however, showed a devil … Continue reading

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Alfred Z. Baker’s Images à renversement

Antoine Sausverd over at Töpfferiana has unearthed some contributions by Alfred Zantzinger Baker to the French children’s magazine La jeunesse illustré, 1906-1907 (Gallica). I have now created a set of pages which, besides providing information on Baker and his toy … Continue reading

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Edward Lear’s 1863 Tour of the Ionian Islands

In the spring of 1863, just before the Ionian Islands were ceded to Greece, Edward Lear started a tour of the seven islands which would result in a book of lithographs, Views in the Seven Ionian Islands, published in December of … Continue reading

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Edward Lear’s Romulus and Remus

The following is another picture story available from the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, where you will find higher resolution scans. It is the incomplete (or unfinished) companion to Edward Lear’s other Roman history: The Tragical Life and Death of … Continue reading

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Mr Lear Recovers his Hat

I have updated the Manuscripts page with information on the Edward Lear material available at the Beinecke Rare Books and Manuscript Library. Among the many items which are also part of the Beinecke Digital Collections are at least three picture … Continue reading

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Retrospection: On Lear’s Irish Sources Again

Earth has no green such as once it wore, When my young life with love was crowned; And the very breeze, thro’ the summer trees, Comes with a ’plaining sound. When I hear the glad shouts of revelry To the … Continue reading

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