Sunday, August 21, 2016

R E A D E R S . . . by different artists

A cartoon illustration of an old book reader, from an 1885 publicationWhy do people watch books?
        
R E A D I N G
       
A Childe Hassam painting of a woman reading by rocks and shore
a Childe Hassam painting     click image twice for full size
 
R E A D I N G
  
A old photograph of glasses on a newspaper
an old news article had this photograph of glasses on a news article
 
 R E A D I N G
 
A Charles Addams cartoon about signage
a Charles Addams cartoon     click twice
 
R E A D I N G
 
An Abner Graboff illustration from Mothers Are That Way
"Mothers are the strangest people,  you'd never guess what they call fun."
an Abner Graboff children's book illustration     click twice
 
R E A D I N G
 
An old Joseph Sattler illustration of an obsessive reader
a Joseph Sattler illustration,  from 1894?     see full size
  
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Dalziel Brothers book graphics for preface, contents and illustrations pages
1890s?  a book's 'preface' was a message of introduction or explanation . . .
'contents' listed the paginated chapters,  and 'illustrations' were indexed too.
click twice
   
R E A D I N G
 
An Edwin Georgi illustration of a bookish teen on a sea cruise
an Edwin Georgi illustration     click twice
  
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an 1890 "Patent self-operating swing" catalog illustration
an 1890 "Patent self-operating swing" from a catalog
  
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A photograph of 1916 Teddy Roosevelt style eyeglasses
1916 eyeglass frames     see full size
 
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a Don Martin cartoon about a book store customer
a Don Martin cartoon
  
R E A D I N G
  
a 1940 illustration of a dynamic man at a desk  reading from a sheet of paper
a 1940 illustration
 
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a 1909 cartoon of a reader buried under paper
a 1909 cartoon
 
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a 1919 bookplate, "Neither a borrower nor a lender be - Hamlet Act 1"
"Neither a borrower nor a lender be - Hamlet Act 1"
a 1919 bookplate . . . clearly we cannot borrow this book.
 
R E A D I N G
 
an Elisha Brown Bird bookplate illustration
An Elisha Brown Bird bookplate illustration
  
R E A D I N G
 
"10 p.m. - Pier 6,  bring the money and come alone!
Burn this"   We'd better do as he says
 
R E A D I N G
 
An Ellis Martin illustration, 1937
an Ellis Martin illustration, 1937     click twice
 
R E A D I N G
 
An Edmund J. Sullivan illustration of a gentleman and his hairdresser
an Edmund J. Sullivan illustration     click twice
               
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Charles Burns sequential art     click twice
 
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a Gustave Dore illustration of book-burning     see full size    
  
Listen to my song about losing at chance . . .

 

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