Friday, April 25, 2008

Pop of color!!!

Beautiful illustrations from 1929 book "Little Folks of Other Lands" by Watty Piper. The pictures are done by the husband and wife team of Lucille Webster Holling and Holling Clancy Holling. I love the gypsy outfits--the swirls and curliques embroidered on the man's vest and oh man, the gypsy wagons, I could live in one of those! The vivid colors used in both illustrations are candy-like. In the Dutch illustration the pretty vest on the little girl in the bottom left corner is just barely visible. The flowers on a black vest are yummy as is the jumble of colorful homes! :-)

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