From an Old School Book About Insects

Found these lovely pictures in an old book I bought at a library sale. They are drawn by Arnold W. Ryan about whom I can only tell that he illustrated educational books about plants and insects in the 1950s and 1960s.


Marcel Marlier - So Sweet You Can Smell the Candy Floss

These pictures are from a book by the Belgian artist Marcel Marlier who died in 2011. "Martine at the Fair" was printed in 1958 and it contains wonderful pastel colored images with a lot of 1950s design elements such as tail fins on the cars and the rounded shapes of airplanes and scooters.


On the Beach on a Chilly Day

Inspired by the theme on Sepia Saturday I found these pictures in my collection. I don't know who the people in the pictures are since the people who would know are no longer here. You always think you have enough time to ask about all those old pictures, but you don't.

This first picture is really a postcard - from the late 1950s it looks like.

In what appears to be a cold day at the Beach in Denmark somewhere around 1920. This one has my great-grandfather Laurits in the back sporting a moustache and a white cap.

The last one is of a cute kid on a beach wearing what looks like knitted bathing / sun attire with socks to match. Probably another cold summer day in Denmark.