Thursday, October 23, 2008

A Little Mystery

It's time to dust the cobwebs off the brain,
and have a little guessing game.

A sweet friend of mine purchased this engraving a few months back. Its subject is still a bit of a mystery so the challenge is to discover the inspiration behind this endearing rendition.

The illustrator is Henri de Montaut (1825-1890). He was also the illustrator for Jules Vern's Five Weeks In A Balloon From the Earth To the Moon in 1868. The lithographers were de Bacquet frères, Lith par Ch. Barque.

Of course there is a prize for the most informative comment (an antique infant dress) and also one for the most entertaining (snippets of vintage lace). The winners will be revealed the first weekend in November.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Another tale of reminiscence awaits at Wealthy's Bonnet.