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.
1. Other posts featuring endpaper illustrations include:
- Curious artistic endpapers from the 1912 novel "Corporal Cameron"
- Dubble Bubble Quiz tucked away inside an old schoolbook
- Birds wearing clothes to help children learn to read in 1930