Friday, September 18, 2009

Jessie Willcox Smith





Jessie Willcox Smith (1863-1935) was a prolific American illustrator for Good Housekeeping, Ladies Home Journal and Collier's Weekly. Jessie illustrated Charles Kingsley's odd fairytale The Water-Babies in 1916.
I keep hoping I will find a first edition of this book at an estate sale or junk store for $1.00!

L'Shanah Tovah Tikatevu to all of my friends celebrating Rosh Hashanah.

12 comments:

Coco said...

Love that you educate us on artists, especially female artists. This looks like an interesting book. I will look for it for you when I am shopping.

Coco said...

I just read Lulu's blog. She is charming and quite intelligent. I died laughing at her juicer experience.

I don't know what it is about the green color that turns them off. I use fresh spinach. It doesn't have a bitter taste. I put it with other things like fruit and yogurt. Really good and packed with nutrients.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I hope you find that book too--I always get hopeful that I'll find a first edition of something wonderful somewhere sometime...

Halliehoop said...

Linda,
I too love old books and illustrations! I have spent all morning trying to find a publishing date on two very old children's books that I have. One is by Randolph Caldecott and the other is one with illustrations from Stewart Orr. Both are in poor condition but I love them both. Maybe I will scan and blog about them so you can see them.

Claudia said...

I've always loved Jessie Willcox Smith - her illustrations are so lovely.

noodle and lou said...

such sweetness!!!!

Gabriela said...

Hello Linda,


These are lovely!




~ Gabriela ~

L Melohn said...

I always keep my out for the "sister" book to this one, Air Babies by Elvy Kalep... I have yet to see it. It does have a forward by Amelia Earhart. That's why it is on my list.

Mary Engelbreit said...

Linda, you like all the same things I like! Jessie Wilcox Smith is my hero. There is a wonderful book about her life---- I'll try and find it and let you know the title.

Mary

Linda Crispell said...

Mary Engelbreit? I am honored!!!!

Superbadfriend said...

Jessie is my hero too! xoxo

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