Click for full image From The Children’s Encyclopedia, published in the 1910s, and designed by “G.F. Morrell”. This illustrated map, ignoring political boundaries and man-made roads or railways, is pieced together from several smaller maps, depicting the various environments of the world. The caption of the maps engages in some scare-mongering, comparing the expanding deserts […]
Try your hand at these: rebuses depicting native North Dakota songbirds, circa 1917 (click for larger view). The illustration is by Walter Wellman, a popular illustrator of the time, known for doing naughty postcards as well. From Uncle Will’s Magazine for Children, “The Rotary”, February 1917.
An illustration of the Mother Goose rhyme The Old Woman Tossed in a Basket, from The Book Of Knowledge.
All the trash cans in a I94 rest area near Fergus Falls have this sign; I don’t think I’ve seen it at any of the other Minnesota stops we’ve made. I’ve tried to see if the illustrator is credited, but no luck. Whoever came up with this sign did a very effective job – it’s […]
It’s sad when something doesn’t come up in Google whatsoever. J. D. Muldowney & Bro. – nothing. Neither address brings anything up. 164 Main looks like a parking lot now on Google Maps, but 373 could still be an old building. Not even the illustrator, J. H. Ives, shows up in search results. So, this […]