Category Archives: vintage childrens illustrations

Peter Pan by Sir James Barrie illustrated by Roy Best

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Roy Best was an American illustrator with a long career as a painter of pin-up girls. He attended the Art Academy of Cincinnati and the Art Institute of Chicago, while working on railroad construction crew to…

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Illustrator Ruth Mary Hallock, A Child’s Garden of Verses

Last October I posted some 1928 American school reader illustrations by Ruth Mary Hallock in my blog here. Yesterday, while sorting through books I found some more of her illustrations in a much-loved 1946 edition of ‘A Child’s Garden of … Continue reading

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Charming Illustrations of Children

I found these old illustrations in a vintage children’s book about growing up and getting big. Aren’t they sweet? Click on any of the images to go to my Etsy shop where I have more cuties from the same book.

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Ruth Mary Hallock 1928 American School Reader Book Illustrations

   Ruth Mary Hallock was one of the many  illustrators of  the beloved  Child’s Garden of Verses  by Robert Louis Stevenson. I can’t find out very much about her except that she she lived from 1876-1945, she illustrated children’s book … Continue reading

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Peter Pan by Sir James Barrie illustrated by Roy Best

Roy Best was an American illustrator with a long career as a painter of pin-up girls. He attended the Art Academy of Cincinnati and the Art Institute of Chicago, while working on railroad construction crew to support himself. In New … Continue reading

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The Circus is Coming!

I love clowns and the circus, especially the old posters and illustrations that got you excited about its coming to town. I don’t have any old posters but I do have a collection of illustrations and here are some of … Continue reading

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Fairy Tales, Fables, and Folklore

I found a few volumes of The Home University Bookshelf at my favorite store,  the Saint Louis Goodwill outlet. They are copyrighted 1938 but the illustrations are from 1900-1927, my favorite period. Look at these beauties!

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old school reader illustrations

These illustrations were found in an American school reader book from the thirties.

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Anny Engelmann Vintage German Childrens Book Illustrations

old childrens illustrations

aren’t they sweet?

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