Monday, 10 November 2008

Chance finds of fifties children’s books

Researching my family history, I came across a cartoon in the Syracuse [NY] Post-Standard that seemed more stylish and whimsical than the run of syndicated strips: ‘Geraldine’. This turns out to be by the illustrator Elisabeth Brozowska, and here, thanks to Google and Flickr, is an example of her work.

Brozowska2

This led me on to other Flickr sets with post-war illustrations, and I found first these orchestral illustrations by Jan Balet (1951)
What Makes an Orchestra by Eric Sturdevant.

and this dictionary by Richard Scarry dated 1949.

My Little Golden Dictionary by grickily.

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