People out and about and looking like they are mostly having fun. American. Rutherford Boyd, illustrator and artist. Living from 1882 to 1951, he studied art at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

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“Leggett’s.” ca. 1925. Mixed media on paper. Signed. © Estate of the artist. Image © Papillon Gallery. Fair use license. via http://www.papillongallery.com/john_rutherford_boyd.html
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“Beach Umbrellas and Bathers.” 20th c. Watercolor and pencil on paper. © Estate of the artist. Image ©2020 Artnet Worldwide Corporation. Fair use license. via http://www.artnet.com/artists/rutherford-boyd/beach-umbrellas-and-bathers-2m3-b4msE_kPVOciu8i6Og2
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Three male window dressers putting lingerie on a female mannequin. 20th c. © Estate of the artist. Image © William Smith Auctions, Sarasota, and Auction Zip 2003 – 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.auctionzip.com/auction-lot/John-Rutherford-Boyd,-Illustrator-Am.-1884-1951_6E44DB1B12/

Drawings of wildflowers taken from the United States Army Corps of Engineers 1848 work “Notes of a military reconnaissance, from Fort Leavenworth, in Missouri, to San Diego, in California, including parts of the Arkansas, Del Norte, and Gila Rivers.” C. B. Graham, lithographer.

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“Zinnia Grandiflora.” Page 204. Collections of the University of Michigan. Google, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/bub_gb_ggFZAAAAMAAJ/page/n203/mode/2up
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Title not legible. Page 208. Collections of the University of Michigan. Google, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/bub_gb_ggFZAAAAMAAJ/page/n207/mode/2up
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Title not legible. Page 210. Collections of the University of Michigan. Google, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/bub_gb_ggFZAAAAMAAJ/page/n209/mode/2up
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Title not legible. Page 210. Collections of the University of Michigan. Google, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/bub_gb_ggFZAAAAMAAJ/page/n209/mode/2up

Posters promoting various forms of transportation, whether by rail, truck or bridge. American. Leslie Ragan, graphic designer (1897-1972).

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“New York Central System.” Probable calendar back that was likely commissioned by the New York Central Line. ca. 1930. Oil on canvas. Signed “Leslie Ragan” in the lower left image. Image © Swann Galleries, New York. Fair use license. via https://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/Lots/auction-lot/LESLIE-RAGAN-New-York-Central-System—RAILROADS–TRAINS-?saleno=2541&lotNo=95&refNo=772170
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Truck artwork used for an illustration. No exact date. Image © Estate of the artist. Fair use license. via http://illustrationart.blogspot.com/2005/12/leslie-ragan-clouds-and-steam.html
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Traffic at the Golden Gate Bridge. 1940s. Image © Estate of the artist. Fair use license. via https://decoarchitecture.tumblr.com/post/37705882782/vintage-illustration-by-leslie-ragan-showing

Plates depicting modern Sicilian architecture, modern in 1835, that is. Taken from “Architecture moderne de la Sicile, ou Recueil des plus beaux monumens religieux, et des édifices publics et particuliers les plus remarquables de la Sicile” by architects Jacques Ignace Hittorff and Ludwig Zanth. Published in 1835.

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“Élévation de l’école de botanique de Palerme, exécutée à MDCCXC par L. Dufourny Arch.” Page 77. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/gri_33125010714646/page/n77/mode/2up
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“Chaire pour prêcher et fontes d’eau bénite dans la cathédrale de messine.” Page 90. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/gri_33125010714646/page/n90/mode/2up
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“Fontaine de palais de l’archevêque de messine.” Page 108. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/gri_33125010714646/page/n108/mode/2up
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“Porte principale de la cathédrale de messine.” Page 82. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. viahttps://archive.org/details/gri_33125010714646/page/n82/mode/2up
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“élévation de la grande fontaine sur la marine de Messine.” Page 126. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/gri_33125010714646/page/n126/mode/2up
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“Détails de l’église royale de Sainte. Marie Nuova de Monreale.” Page 216. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/gri_33125010714646/page/n217/mode/2up

Spanish women doing various things, some going out for the evening and others heading for the beach sometime in the first half of the 20th century. Rafael de Penagos, artist/illustrator (1889–1954). One of the most representative figures of Madrilenian modernism.

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Illustration. 1931. Pencil and watercolor on paper. ©Estate of the artist. Fair use license. via https://www.pinterest.com/pin/571816483921551007/
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Drawing. ca. 1917. ©Estate of the artist. Fair use license. via http://50watts.com/Rafael-de-Penagos
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Illustration that was published in 1923. Gouache. © Estate of the artist. Fair use license. via https://blogs.elpais.com/ilustrados/2014/02/rafael-penagos-art-d%C3%A8co.html
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Illustration. 1948. Watercolor and charcoal on paper. © Estate of the artist. Fair use license. via https://blogs.elpais.com/ilustrados/2014/02/rafael-penagos-art-d%C3%A8co.html
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Illustration. 1925. Ink, watercolor and pencil on paper. © Estate of the artist. Fair use license. via https://blogs.elpais.com/ilustrados/2014/02/rafael-penagos-art-d%C3%A8co.html
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Illustration. 1942. Watercolor and tempera on paper. © Estate of the artist. Fair use license. via https://blogs.elpais.com/ilustrados/2014/02/rafael-penagos-art-d%C3%A8co.html

Animals charmingly drawn by Japanese illustrator Takeo Takei. Living from 1894 to 1983, he helped found the Nihon Doga Kyokai (Japan Association of Illustration for Children).

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Bird. 1968. © Estate of the artist. Fair use license. via http://50watts.com/The-Takeo-Takei-Lab-of-Ornithology
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Ants and the grasshopper, illustration for a 1925 edition of Aesop’s Fables. © Estate of the artist. Fair use license. via https://flashbak.com/japanese-illustrations-from-a-1925-edition-of-aesops-fables-by-takeo-takei-49019/26-takei-takeo-aesop-1925-japan-50watts-jpg_900/
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Illustration with rabbits from the children’s book “Animal School,” which was published in 1927. © Estate of the artist. Fair use license. via https://wolfeyebrows.wordpress.com/2012/12/30/the-japan-animals-school/

What to look for up in the sky, illustrations from Camille Flammarion’s “Astronomy for Amateurs,” taken from an American edition translated from the French by Frances A. Welby that was published in 1904.

“Sextuple star in the Nebula of Orion.” Figure 20. Page 74 (detail).

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“Sextuple star in the Nebula of Orion.” Figure 20. Page 74 (detail). Collection of and digitalized by the Library of Congress. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/astronomyforamat00flam/page/74/mode/2up
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“Occultation of the Pleiades by the Moon.” Figure 26, page 85 (detail). Collection of and digitalized by the Library of Congress. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/astronomyforamat00flam/page/85/mode/2up
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“Successive phases of Venus.” Figure 37, Page 124 (detail). Collection of and digitalized by the Library of Congress. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/astronomyforamat00flam/page/124/mode/2up
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“Telescopic aspect of the planet Mars (February, 1901).” Figure 41. Page 138 (detail). Collection of and digitalized by the Library of Congress. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/astronomyforamat00flam/page/138/mode/2up
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“Shooting Stars of November 12, 1799. From a contemporary drawing.” Figure 55. Page 196 (detail). Collection of and digitalized by the Library of Congress. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/astronomyforamat00flam/page/196/mode/2up

https://archive.org/details/astronomyforamat00flam/page/74/mode/2up

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“The Star-Cluster in Hercules.” Figure 21. Page 79 (detail). Collection of and digitalized by the Library of Congress. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/astronomyforamat00flam/page/79/mode/2up
"Orion and his celestial companions." Figure 12. Page 48.
“Orion and his celestial companions.” Figure 12. Page 48. Collection of and digitalized by the Library of Congress. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/astronomyforamat00flam/page/48/mode/2up

Art from the Symbolist school, these by the naturalized French artist Léonard Sarluis, who was born in the Netherlands. Living from 1874 to 1949, he arrived in Paris at the age of 20 and stayed. Liked biblical themes.

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“Déesse égyptienne devant un roi babylonien.” 1926. Painting. Signed on the lower left. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:D%C3%A9esse-egyptienne-devant-un-roi-babylonien.jpg
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“Scène biblique : la Trinité.” 1945. Signed and numbered “SARLUIS / 18.” Autographed “To Mademoiselle Lasch / affectionate souvenir / Sarluis / 1945” on a piece of paper attached to the back. Image © lotsearch.de. Fair use license. via https://www.lotsearch.de/lot/leonard-sarluis-la-haye-1874-paris-1949-scene-biblique-la-trinite-31032079?perPage=50
"Deux Anges Veillant un prophète."
“Deux Anges Veillant un prophète.” No date. Pastel and black pencil. Signed on the bottom left. Image © findartinfo.com. Fair use license. via http://www.findartinfo.com/english/art-pictures/6/14/0/Pastel/page/3022.html
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“La Divine Comédie, ” one of a suite of twelve charcoal drawings on paper. No date. Signed. Image © La Gazette Drouot 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.gazette-drouot.com/lots/10118063
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“La Divine Comédie, ” one of a suite of twelve charcoal drawings on paper. No date. Signed. Image © La Gazette Drouot 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.gazette-drouot.com/lots/10118063
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Illustration for Gaston de Pawlowski’s ” Voyage au pays de la quatrième dimension.” 1923. In the public domain due to age. via http://www.everystockphoto.com/photo.php?imageId=5957280

Many thanks to Monsieur Navaron, @MonsieurNavaron on twitter, for sending me a link to a Sarlius work which gave me the idea for the post.

More flowers, these being of the botanical print sort. From William Curtis’s “The Botanical Magazine,” the first edition which emerged in 1787 with plates by James Sowerby who produced botanical works of his own later. All of these images taken from the website of antiquarian bookseller Simon Beattie.

"Common Passionflower."
“Common Passionflower.” Page 29. Image © 2020 Simon Beattie. Fair use license. via http://simonbeattie.co.uk/blog/archives/4119/
"Purple Rudbeckia." 3.
“Purple Rudbeckia.” 3. Image © 2020 Simon Beattie. Fair use license. via http://simonbeattie.co.uk/blog/archives/4119/
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“Persian Iris.” 1. Image © 2020 Simon Beattie. Fair use license. via http://simonbeattie.co.uk/blog/archives/4119/

Illustrations by W. W. Denslow from the first edition of Frank L. Baum’s “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.” A selection from the Public Domain Review as these just came out of copyright.

"The head shot forward and struck the Scarecrow" (Hammer-head detail). 1900.
“The head shot forward and struck the Scarecrow” (Hammer-head detail). 1900. W. W. Denslow, illustrator. In the public domain due to age. via https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/w-w-denslow-illustrations-wonderful-wizard-of-oz-1900
"She caught Toto by the Ear."
“She caught Toto by the Ear.” 1900. W. W. Denslow, illustrator. In the public domain due to age. via https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/w-w-denslow-illustrations-wonderful-wizard-of-oz-1900
"I am the Witch of the North."
“I am the Witch of the North.” 1900. W. W. Denslow, illustrator. In the public domain due to age. via https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/w-w-denslow-illustrations-wonderful-wizard-of-oz-1900
"You must be a great sorceress."
“You must be a great sorceress.” 1900. W. W. Denslow, illustrator. In the public domain due to age. via https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/w-w-denslow-illustrations-wonderful-wizard-of-oz-1900

More soon. As a child we had a copy of one of the early editions that had these illustrations which I have not seen since.