Samstag, 18. April 2015

W. W. Denslow: Pictures for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, Part 1

William Wallace "W. W." Denslow (May 25, 1856 – May 27, 1915) was an American illustrator and caricaturist remembered for his work in collaboration with author L.Frank Baum, especially his illustrations of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Denslow was an editorial cartoonist with a strong interest in politics, which has fueled political interpretation of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
Denslow was born in Philadelphia, but by the 1890's had moved to Chicago where he met L. Frank Baum. They first connected professionally in 1898, when Baum used Denslow illustrations for his trade journal The Show Window. In the same year, Denslow contributed two pen-and-ink sketches to Baum's By the Candelabra's Glare.
The two next collaborated on Father Goose, His Book before working together to create The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The next year they published Dot and Tot of Merryland, but their partnership quickly dissolved after disagreements over a stage production of The Wizard of Oz. (Wikia)
 Title Page
 This picture of the Tim Woodman appeared on the copyright page of the first edition.

She caught Toto by the ear.

I am the Witch of the North

you must be a great sourceress.

Dorothy gazed thoughtfully at the scarecrow.

"I was only made yesterday", said the Scarecrow

"This is a great comfort," said the Tin Woodman.

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