In the 1850s, Dean created their “New Scenic Books” series of which Cinderella, or The Little Glass Slipper is an example. As the story is being read, cut-paper illustrated forms connected by ribbon are unfolded giving the appearance that they are popping up from the page surface. This work contains several such pop-up stage set illustrations that dramatically enhance this well-known fairy tale.
One Red Dot consists of a series of pop-ups in which a red dot is hidden. The bold graphics and intricate sculptural forms truly make this book a portable work of art.
It’s Baby Safety Month, and parents of every era have wanted furniture and gadgets that are safe for their children to use and enjoy.
In Dean’s New Book of Dissolving Views, the scene changes on the page surface as a venetian blind slat mechanism moves into place as the tab is activated.
Over the past several weeks, I explored the Cooper-Hewitt Museum Design Museum Library’s collection of illustrated children’s books…
A. Schoenhut Co., Philadelphia, PA. Illustrations of Schoenhut’s Marvelous Toys, circa 1908, clown figures. Have you been to the circus lately? Well, here comes the Humpty Dumpty Circus—made up of more »