May Day By Ida Waugh

Every May always brings back fond memories of the Maypole Celebrations in Golden Gate Park. While browsing through some books, illustrated by Ida Waugh I came across the image below. Click on the image to open the large file and right click to save. This image is in 300dpi saved in png format. This image would be great for any number of paper projects.

May Day by Ida Waugh

Toy Theater – The Fairy Playhouse – Illustrated by Frances Delehanty

The Fiary Playhouse Snow White

I enjoy collecting and creating paper toys. One of my favorites is the toy theaters that were popular during the late 19th and early 20th century.
In America many toy theaters were published in women’s magazines. Most collectors are familiar with the toy theaters that were printed in “The Pictorial Review” and “The Delineator”, but there was also a series of toy theaters from “The Designer” called “The Fairy Playhouse”, illustrated by Frances W. Delehanty. If you are lucky enough to run across these they are usually sold as single sheets and do not have the accompanying play. I have scanned both for your personal enjoyment. Please click on the image above to download a zip file that contains a pdf file with the full size original and second pdf file for printing.