Classic Prints

These images are from the early days of color illustrations in books. The images you see here are examples of photographic prints made from digitally restored, modified, and enhanced images. As such, they are derivative works which reflect the original work but should not be considered an exact copy. The restored and enhanced images shown here are available as high quality 5x7 inch prints in 8x10 inch Mats.

"What day of the month is it - he said turning to Alice"

Illustration from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
For 1907 Cassell and Company edition
Author: Lewis Carroll
Illustrator: Charles Robinson

It was the miraculous bubbles.

Illustration from The Dreamer of Dreams.
Author: Marie, Queen of Roumania
Illustrator: Illustrated by Edmund Dulac


“The other people in the book looked at her in surprise”

Illustration from Fairies I Have Met
For A little Girl in a Book
Author: Maud Margaret Key Stawell
Illustrator: Edmund Dulac


Illustration for The Little Lame Prince and his Travelling Cloak

A book by: Dinah Maria Mulock Craik (as Miss Mulock)
Illustrator: Jessie Willcox Smith


"The pool of tears"

Illustration for Alice in Wonderland
Illustrator: Milo Winter


"Oh, don't hurt me!" cried Tom. "I only want to look at you; you are so handsome"

Illustration from The Water-Babies.
Author: Charles Kingsley
Illustrator: Jessie Willcox Smith



"A circle of mist seemed to be settling around them."

Illustration from The Dreamer of Dreams.
Author: Marie, Queen of Roumania
Illustrator: Illustrated by Edmund Dulac

“Every good and pretty thing reflected in it shrank away to almost nothing.”

Illustration from the book Stories from Hans Andersen
For the The Snow Queen
Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Illustrator: Edmund Dulac

“Wolves!” cried the maid. “Run to the trees yonder,” her mistress ordered. “We will climb them and sit among the branches.”

Illustration from the book Irish Fairy Tales
Author: James Stephens
Illustrator: Arthur Rackham


Little Red and the Wolf

Illustration from Child's Book of Stories.
Author: Penrhyn Coussens
Illustrator: Jessie Willcox Smith


"Nuvoa, I love you"

Illustration for Nuova or the new Bee; A story for Children of Five to Fifty
Author: Vernon Kellogg and Charlotte Kellog
Illustrator: Milo Winter


"Their chief in a low but distinct voice uttered the two words "Open Sesame!"

Illustration from Stories from The Arabian Nights
Author: Laurence Housman
Illustrator: Edmund Dulac


Original illustrations used as a starting point for these digitally restored and enhanced photographic images are in the public domain because they were published in the United States prior to 1923 or between 1923 and 1963 the copyright was not renewed.