Tag Archives: picture stories

Mother Goose Dusts the Moon

Peter Newell, cover for Harper’s Young People: An Illustrated Weekly, vol. VL No. 279, 3 March 1885. For more moon dusting see Aliquis’s The Flight of the Old Woman Who was Tossed Up in a Basket.

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Edward Lear’s Picture Letters

Haughton, Hugh. “Just Letters: Corresponding Poets.” In Letter Writing Among Poets: From William Wordsworth to Elizabeth Bishop. Ed. Jonathan Ellis. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2015. 57-80. [Google Books]: Thinking of ‘snail mail’ brings to mind two pictorial letters from the … Continue reading

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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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Humpty Dumpty by Aliquis

Last year I posted Edward Lear’s version of Humpty Dumpty, and was reminded of Aliquis’s Pictorial Humpty Dumpty (London: Tilt & Bogue, 1843, but the cover clearly has 1842), another “panorama” by the author of The Flight of the Old … 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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