Public Domain Images Two New Premium Galleries

Today we added two new premium galleries of public domain images. They are both vintage children's books they have some incredible vintage graphics.

Denslow's Humpty Dumpty

The first gallery is from Denslow's Humpty Dumpty. It was published in 1903 and illustrated by W. W. Denslow. Desnlow had a way of revising classical fairytales and bringing them to life in a new way. The text in the back of the book made me laugh out loud.

Denslow’s Picture Books for Children

For these books W. W. Denslow has revised and adapted several of the best classical fairy tales. He has improved these stories by elimination of all coarseness, cruelty, and everything that might frighten children. They are new; more beautiful and striking in both text and picture than any children’s books heretofore published. Each book is filled with pictures of action and fun in brilliant colors. The twelve books are uniform in size.

Here is a link to this premium gallery Denslow's Humpty Dumpty.

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Hey Diddle Diddle and Baby Bunting

The second premium gallery is another vintage children's book, Hey Diddle Diddle and Baby Bunting and it was illustrated by R. Caldecott in 1882. Randolph Caldecott was a British artist and illustrator. The Caldecott Medal was named in his honor. He focused his artistic abilities mainly in book illustrations.  Caldecott greatly influenced illustration of children's books during the nineteenth century. Two books illustrated by him, priced at a shilling each, were published every Christmas for eight years. When Randolph's "Picture Books" were first published, no dates of publication were included.  It therefore requires some detective work to deduce the publication date of early editions. Fortunately this book has the date it was published, 1882, hand written on the 3rd page.

Here is a link to this premium gallery Hey Diddle Diddle and Baby Bunting.

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