4.20.2011

the vege-men's revenge

i love illustrations from children's books.

especially vintage images from beautiful old antique children's books.

in fact, the winged being you see up above is an illustration from a children's book circa 1902.

recently i found this fantastic children's book image...



it is from the vege-men's revenge by florence k. upton circa 1897.

this strange and wonderful book has been digitized by google and all of the beguiling illustrations can be seen here.

5 comments:

Petra said...

too cute! I love old children's books too. thanks for sharing :)

diane said...

petra...i especially love the images that are slightly creepy or odd but mixed with a dose of cute. that explains a lot about my tastes. :D

beka*b said...

Those are lovely :) Remind me of original Alice in WL and Milly Molly Mandy books. Adorable :)

Jo said...

Diane, I am with you. I love the slightly creepy/odd. And did this book have plenty of that! Wow!! Maybe Florence K. Upton was a raw foodist? ;)

diane said...

beka...i am not familiar with the 'milly molly mandy' books -> will definitely check them out!

jo...yes, a wonderful amount of strangely adorable stuff from florence in that book. i feel quite certain that she communicated with her veggies. :D