Saturday, February 27, 2010

The Youth's Companion

It really pays to shuffle through stuff every few years. I totally forgot that I had some old issues of The Youth's Companion from 1868. I found 20 issues in all. The illustrations are absolutely wonderful. The two below remind me a lot of Edward Gorey. The "Child in Peril" was a popular theme in his work as it was also with the writers and illustrators of the Companion.

I'm amazed that these documents managed to survive for over 140 years!

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