Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Cool illustrations: The New Human Interest Library (Part 26)

All good things must end.

And so today will wrap up this Papergreat series, now spanning 58 weeks, on the interesting innards of 1929's The New Human Interest Library (Volume 1), from Managing Editor S.E. Farquhar and The Midland Press.

And then we shall move on to other things.

So. Many. Things.

I'm going to speed through the final chapters of the book, plucking out some stuff that caught my eye. So there's certainly still an opportunity for future ephemera-archaeologists to delve even more deeply into this volume. Plus, there are five other volumes in this set of the The New Human Interest Library. Endless possibilities for a winning doctoral thesis or obscure journal article!

First up are these two rare color illustrations within the mostly black-and-white volume. They're from the section on Art Education, and they're both quite wonderful.

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These are from a full section on handwriting and penmanship. It kicks off with a sample that was written by Thomas Edison, and then follows with a couple of examples from students of different grade levels.

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And finally, there is this trifle. I love the looks on the other students' faces.

Go back in time and start with Post #1 in this series!

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