Tag Archives: Illustration

1961: The Disaster of Everyday Life

The distinction between “disaster” and “normal” conditions is implicit in most treatments of disaster behavior. The everyday, ongoing life of the society is usually equated with the “normal,” and those conditions that result from disaster are viewed as “abnormal” and … Continue reading

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1899: O ye whales and all that move on the waters bless ye the Lord

Edward Arthur Fellowes Prynne: O ye whales and all that move on the waters bless ye the Lord (1899); from the Prayer of Azariah, a passage that appears in the book of Daniel in some versions of the Christian Bible: … Continue reading

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1919: At the Back of the North Wind

Jessie Willcox Smith: illustration for George MacDonald’s At the Back of the North Wind (1919)

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1901: Am I So Very Ugly?

Walter Crane: “Am I so very ugly?” —illustration for Beauty and the Beast (ca. 1901)

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1899: Vasilisa the Beautiful

Ivan Bilibin: Vasilisa the Beautiful (1899)

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1862: Traveling Companions

Augustus Leopold Egg: The Travelling Companions (1862) The city in the background of this painting is Menton, on the CĂ´te d’Azur, which had become a popular destination for sufferers of tuberculosis following the 1861 publication of Dr. James Henry Bennet’s … Continue reading

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1918: Mysterious Island

N. C. Wyeth: Endpapers for a 1918 edition of Jules Verne’s Mysterious Island (1874). The book, a sequel to Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, recounts the adventures of five Union soldiers who escape their Confederate captors in a hot … Continue reading

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