Bible Symbols or The Bible in Pictures illustrated by artist Frank Beard

Frank Beard was born in Cincinnati in 1842, the son of painter James Henry Beard, and nephew of artist William H. Beard.  He  became well known for his illustrations of the civil war and his cartoon art.  At some point in his life he became concerned about about the increasing secularism of society and vowed only to draw cartoons that were intended to spread Christianity. In a book published in 1904 by Hertel, Jenkins & Co. are hundreds of rebuses which show the Bible narrative in symbols illustrated by Frank Beard. The artist died suddenly in 1905.

Following are several of those pages for you to admire, and perhaps brush up on your Bible quotes…

About redbudart

I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, just outside of Portland, Oregon. My passions are cuisine, wine, horticulture, art, and vintage things, especially old books. I moved here in 2014, work a day job in finance, and spend the rest of my time working on my dream of living off the land, and teaching young people how to as well. Stop by my Etsy shops, where all proceeds are going towards the goal. Thank you and Namaste!
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