Illustrations from a 1913 edition of “In Powder and Crinoline” (“The Twelve Dancing Princesses) just waiting to dance into the hearts of little girls everywhere. Kay Nielsen, Danish illustrator (1886-1957).

"The Ship Headed About and Sped Over the Depths of the Sea."
“The Ship Headed About and Sped Over the Depths of the Sea.” Collection of Washington University in Saint Louis. via https://library.wustl.edu/fendi-loves-kay-nielsen/
"Czarina's archery."
“Czarina’s archery.” via http://foromanualidades.facilisimo.com/foros/decoupage/laminas-vintage-antiguas-retro-y-por-el-estilo_684857_504.html
"The Princesses on the way to the dance."
“The Princesses on the way to the dance.” via https://libapps.libraries.uc.edu/liblog/2016/11/enchanting-fairy-tales-dressed-in-powder-and-crinoline/

All works in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1924.

From the golden age of book illustration, all with a hint of crimson. Living from 1900 to 1931 American artist Virginia Frances Sterrett did quite a few for different books but I like these best.

"Blondine threw her arms around the neck of Bonne-Biche." 1919-1920.
“Blondine threw her arms around the neck of Bonne-Biche.” 1919-1920. Illustration for the Comtesse de Ségur”s “Old French Fairy Tales”. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via http://artsycraftsy.com/sterrett/virginia_sterrett_old_french_fairy_tales.html
"I shall not touch it I assure you”, said she. 1921.
“I shall not touch it I assure you”, said she. 1921. Illustration for an edition of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Tanglewood Tales”. via publicdomainreview.org.
"They brought along with them a great many beautiful shells." 1921.
“They brought along with them a great many beautiful shells.” 1921. Illustration for an edition of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Tanglewood Tales”. via https://publicdomainreview.org/collections/nathaniel-hawthornes-tanglewood-tales-illustrated-by-virginia-frances-sterrett-1921/
"Leger meets the wicked princess Forbette". 1920.
“Leger meets the wicked princess Forbette”. 1920. Illustration for “Old French Fairy Tales” which was written by the Comtesse de Ségur. via https://www.walmart.com/ip/Old-French-Fairy-Tales-1920-Leger-meets-the-wicked-princess-Forbette-Stretched-Canvas-Virginia-Sterrett-24-x-36/918558560