Friday, January 7, 2011

Vintage Illustrations Of Japan by Marguerite Davis

I wanted to share these sweet illustrations by Marguerite Davis today, from a vintage book Lori found last year at a thrift shop. (Published in 1934, the title is "Growth In English".)
These little girls admiring a doll collection:
A Japanese garden:

A Japanese home:
And here is the poem "A Japanese Garden" by Janet Gargan that accompanied the illustration:
Aren't they sweet? I love her illustrations.


Tina Dawn said...

Absolutely beautiful. I can't wait to look at the entire book. The little baby is adorable. I used to have some of those split toe socks, long ago when I was little. Love T

yosemite faith said...

i still have some split toe socks!! wonderful illustrations - thanks for showing us.

farmlady said...

These illustrations are beautiful! I love the colors. A charming book.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Oh these are pretty! Thank you! Twyla

Anonymous said...

Marguerite Davis illustrated a centennial edition of "Heidi" by Johanna Spyri, published in 1927 by Ginn & Co. Most of the illustrations are black-and-white line drawings, with one or two full-page illustrations in color. Here is a sample: