Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Flock of sheep featured on endpapers of Elson Junior Literature book

Here's another in a series of awesome vintage endpapers that have been featured here in recent months.1

This one comes from 1936's Elson Junior Literature Book Two, published by Scott, Foresman and Company. The book includes excerpts from pieces written by the likes of Henry Thoreau, Thomas Hardy, Sir Walter Scott, Henry Longfellow, Charles Dickens, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Daniel Webster, Abraham Lincoln, Rudyard Kipling, Edgar Allan Poe and Oliver Wendell Holmes.

But it's this endpaper illustration that I really love. And while the overall image is cool, these closeups show some of the fascinating details within the scene.

Is that supposed to be a smokehouse? A kiln?

1. Other posts featuring endpaper illustrations include:

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