Monday, June 4, 2012

Animal of the day: the elephant in the room

Illustration from St. Nicholas magazine, 1878
A few months ago, while rifling through my collection of 19th century Chatterbox and St. Nicholas magazines, I started to notice wonderful - and, sometimes, bizarre - images of animals. I hadn't paid attention to them before. But, now, as I turned the pages, they seemed to be everywhere.

I started clipping them and scanning them into the electronic archive. There was no motive behind it, other than wanting to save the images. I now have dozens and dozens of them and thought I'd share them during the next few weeks.

Meantime, an idea for them has popped into my head. But, whether that will take the form of a collage or not, well, more about that another time. For now, I just want to release them into the wild ...

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