Frank Wing’s ‘Fotygraft Album’
Over at Journalista, Dirk Deppey flexed his scanning muscles yesterday and posted a nice set of images from one of the illustrated books on his shelf. The book is Frank Wing’s Fotygraft Album, published in 1915, and features the following:
The gimmick’s simple: a young child is showing the family photo album to a friend of his mother’s, with drawings made to resemble photography on the right-hand side of each page, and text of the child describing the subject on the left.
I won’t inflict any of Frank Wing writing on you, of course; it’s corny in that faux Waltons-family kind of way, positively dripping with down-home sentimentality. Wing’s art, on the other hand, is quite nice.
And indeed it is.
I’ve posted a larger version of this image after the jump, but many more can be found over at Journalista.