Friday, May 15, 2009

Bessie Pease Gutmann - Alice In Wonderland

Alice In Wonderland is one of my favorite books. I recently re-read it and realized that I had missed so many historical references. I highly encourage you to read it again. Alice In Wonderland fueled the imagination of some many illustrators during the early 20th century. Numerous editions were published after the original with new illustrations. Each illustrator captured Lewis Carroll's work with their own vision and interpretation. Here is a little 2" X 2" half fold gift tag in pdf format to print out. You can cut with scissors inside or outside the black line and fold. Punch a small hole and string a 1/8 inch ribbon through. This illustration is by Bessie Pease Gutmann from the 1907 edition of Alice In Wonderland.

Have a great week!


marysgranddaughter said...

Your tags are beautiful! I think I am going to reread Alice in Wonderland. I haven't read it since I was a small girl. Thanks for the fabulous suggestion! Have a wonderful weekend!

Cindy and Mindy said...

The tags are gorgeous! I love those old illustrations and how they captured the essence of the story with such grace. I love vintage story books.
I'm headed to the library today to pick up a book that is on hold and I'll be picking up a copy of Alice in Wonderland after reading your post.

GUGAW said...

i love old skool vintage illustrations, so pretty!

Shirley Morgan said...

Thank you so much for your illustrations on 'Alice in Wonderland'. I have been collecting 'Alice in Wonderland' books and took them out of my cupboard recently. I was more than surprised to find that I had more than 60 copies and more came since then. My 'Alice' cabinet yet to be restored will not possibly hold my collection of china and books. It's amazing as my interest really began after I turned 50 yrs and I guess, when I had time to do my own thing. My daughter knows me well. She once asked me what I'd be doing if I didn't know how old I was. I smile, my age means nothing to me. It would only hold me back.

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