The Cynic’s Calendar
Pictures, text and page images from “The Entirely New Cynic’s Calendar of Revised Wisdom, 1905” by Ethel Watts Mumford, Oliver Herford and Addison Miznerr. I bought my copy of this little book in Olivia’s Books in Picton, Ontario. It is out of copyright.
Frontispiece: Jester and Monk
A woman in a red jester’s outfit, including a jester’s hat with bells, and a black-robed monk wearing sandals, and with a black hood, hold hands as if preparing to dance. [more...]
The imprint page shows the printing and copyright information; it also has a coloured design that I have made into a separate image, Fox and Goose. [more...]
The Well of Knowledge
The jester leads the donkey (or mule) to the well of knowedge (written, quaintly, “Knowledge. HerWelle”) but, stubbronly, the mule refuses to drink. The mule is [...] [more...]
They were driving to the poor-house when he car broke down. Granny is filling te engine, perhaps with fuel or with water, while someone in the foreground wields a hammer; behind them, a jester laughs. [more...]
Snake and Owl Border.
This border in red, featuring a snake and an owl with an outstretched wing, was around the word “Memorandum” but it could equally well do for an owl-deliverd Slytherin message in a Harry Potter film! [more...]
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