Monday, April 10, 2006

Mr. Jolly's Sidewalk Market

In consecutive 2 page spreads, one for every month of the year, the activity surrounding Mr. Jolly's Sidewalk Market is depicted in this charming wordless book. Story and pictures by Laura Jean Allen, published in 1963. To see more images, go to my flickr page, or drop on over to The Retro Kid for even more great vintage children's printed goodies from the mid 20th century.

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(detail from November spread)


Blogger said...

Hello Eric,thanks for sharing this blog,because is one of my favourites :)

4/14/2006 6:49 PM  
Blogger Miss F said...

wow, how utterLy ad0rabLe these illustrati0ns are, really love tHem, thanks very muCh for shaRing!

i love how the artiSt depicts a pleaSant, peacefuL little coMMunity fuLl of subtLe pleasuRes where every0ne's in f0r a "joLLy" good tiMe~

5/03/2006 3:32 AM  
Blogger Jonathan said...

Such great work. I love these spreads and characters particularly.

7/08/2006 10:08 AM  

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