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August 15, 2007



I love the usage of old pictures like these with crazy captions on greeting cards. I can never get enough of quirky nostalgia!

I'm here upon recommendation of Apple.I'm writing a post to explain it all shortly. Hope you'll swing by!:)


Turnabout is absolutely fair play. It is beautiful, and thanks for the stimulating challenge! The Civil War is an area where my interest (and trivial knowledge) runs particularly deep), but I had not encountered this image before.

Tour Marm


Well, I thought you deserved a certificate. Come on down to my site and claim it!

Tour Marm

Interestingly enough, I did look at Beardsley first, but didn't think of the Morte D'Arthur, so I opted out with the William Morris.

Yes, I owned (we had a disastrous house fire and lost everything) a couple of books of Beardsley illustrations as I was also studying Classics at NYU. Needless to say, the illustrations for the Lysistrata are hilarious and totally x-rated.

I've always been interested in illustration.

I shall cherish my border as well as my certificate.

Mercy Buckets! (That's French, you know!)


Fear not, clever creature, for it is Aubrey Beardsley, though from his earlier, less grotesque work and originally in black pen and ink. It is from his 1893 illustrations for Mallory's Le Morte D'Arthur, a page entitled "How Sir Bedivere Cast the Sword Excalibur into the Water." I excised the inside of the frame with its thin, phallic sword in the Lady's upraised hand, but only because I required the border for your award and not out of shocked sensibility. After all, I do own a volume of his collected works.

Again, well done!

Tour Marm

I've been trying to find this border and all I can come up with is Aubrey Beardsley. (Which would make it more Art nouveau) Sheeesh! I even have to work after I get the award!!!

Janice Brown

Congrats Tour Marm! And thanks to Tim I've now discovered YOUR blog! Very nice!



Congratulations, Tour Marm! The artist was indeed an illustrator, and often drew intricate bookplates. So here are some clues. English, controversial, died young. Good luck!

Tour Marm

I am overwhelmed with emotion!
And I do love the Arts and Crafts illustrations and the color green!
Is this a William Morris? I think it could be from a bookplate.

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