Once Upon a Time: Late Nineteenth Century Children’s Book Illustrations

Children’s books from the late nineteenth century have the best illustrations. Here’s why:

They are charming.

From Round the Hearth and Other Verses

From Round the Hearth [and other verses], 1889.

They are nonsensical.

Lilliput Lyrics  Illustrated by Chas. Robinson, 1899

From Lilliput Lyrics. Illustrated by Chas. Robinson, 1899.

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