Elephants in Boston!

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“Suddenly the band burst into stirring music.”

When the Governor of the State and the Mayor of Boston, accompanied by three companies of boy soldiers, entered through the main gate, the cheering and clapping grew louder than ever. . .

Suddenly the band burst into stirring music. Open flew the side gates, and through them marched Mollie, Waddy, and Tony!

Illustration: Elephants in Boston. THE ADVENTURES OF MOLLIE, WADDY AND TONY. Written by Paul Waitt. Illustrations by Clara E. Atwood. Little, Brown, and Company: Boston. 1915.

Chapter XVII

The Children’s Campaign.

THE ADVENTURES OF MOLLIE, WADDY AND TONY.

Written by Paul Waitt.

Illustrations by Clara E. Atwood.

Little, Brown, and Company: Boston. 1915.

8 thoughts on “Elephants in Boston!

  1. For some reason the faces of the people in the crowd really drew my attention. And I like the color scheme. That’s one thing I think really pushed the creativity of the illustrators when it was not so easy to add color to pictures ( as it was up into the 80’s, I guess?). They had to think about each addition, and how to achieve it, as well as making sure the picture still read well. I respect that craftsmanship whenever I look at illustrations like this.

    1. I agree, some colors are missing entirely – there is nothing there to “color correct” – yet the pictures do have a great look. This one was difficult, but I like the result!
      Elephant

  2. The newer offset printing method began n in the 1970s but didn’t kill off hot-type printing until well into the 80s.
    The preparation of the original image fascinates me. The use of Letraset shading, the markup of colouration and the actual printing process…

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