Do you remember the butterfly life cycle? It’s completely metamorphosis-y.
Where did the word “Easter” come from? Get your etymology on.
Lepidopterist? There’s a society for that.
J. C.’s brother, F. X., created the butterfly lady that was on an old Life magazine cover and later seen on the wall of the “Three’s Company” apartment.
Just a little surprise I found in a box of Japanese magazines that was shipped to me last January from the UK.
Art by E.W. Kemble. Scan by me of a photo purchased on eBay of a copy of a photo of a photo of a scan* of a photo of a page in the June 29, 1904, issue of Puck magazine. If any of you happen to have a copy of that issue handy, please sent it to me as I have been on the hunt for it for years.
“Let me know when we get to Mars.”
“We passed Mars ten planets ago, ma’am.”
This early cartoon/comic/illustration/panel is weird, wonderful and a work of art. It’s as if Jules Verne and Mark Twain had a baby, and I dig it.
The Artist is F.W. Read, but there is scant info online except for a few other pieces of work and that he/she studied in Paris at Académie Julian in 1891. If you know more, please let me know!
Maxfield Parrish must have been a masochist, because this is a painting of his. He CHOSE to paint this insane checkered pattern. I wonder if he ever tried plaid?
Walt Kuhn for Life humor magazine, December 13, 1906