VINTAGE ILLUSTRATIONS

THIS is both an op shop find and an addition to the vintage book illustration postings. Sorry, I am coming in very late. The book is The Pr...





THIS is both an op shop find and an addition to the vintage book illustration postings. Sorry, I am coming in very late. The book is The Prize for Girls and Boys. I paid $5 at an op shop along La Trobe Terrace, in Paddington, Brisbane – the one up near the Antique Centre. The inscription reads: “To Beryl, with love from Marjorie and Bluebel (sic)”. The book is dated 1924 and the illustration of the girls with a kite is by Mabel E. Sims. The other two illustrator’s names are unknown. The names on the colour plates are all I have to go and the index of illustrations only gives names for the book’s black and white artworks and not illustrators’ names. The book has advertising for Ovaltine, the Blackbird self-filler nibbed pen, Hovis – some sort of dental health chew – Humber bicycles, Green’s sponge mixture and Pears soap. Isn't it beautiful?

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  1. It sure is a beauty! The illustrations are special-Lucky you!

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