Thursday, January 22, 2009

A Treasury of illustrations

I am so in debt to people like Barbie Miller, who are scanning vintage books and illustrations and putting them online. I recently found this blog, which has brought vivid memories of some of my favorite childhood reading material. I especially enjoyed looking at these images from the Fireside Book of Favorite American Songs. I can picture us sitting at the blue upright piano, plunking out these songs and singing along. The illustrator's name is Aurelius Battaglia, a lovely name.

Speaking of great names, did you notice that Michelle Obama has a cousin whose name is Capers Funnye, Jr.? He is a rabbi. I guess it would have been too much to ask for him to be a clown.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Doesn't anybody blog here any more?