Friday, 23 September 2011

Unusual Meats

I said I'd put the meat recipes I found on here so here they are. Especially check out the pork lips and the pork feet in batter.....

I must say that the sweetmeats recipe turned my stomach a little - reminded me of the Silence of the Lambs follow-up film Hannibal....

The images are taken, by the way, from a 1919 recipe book entitled Unusual Meats.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Salmon Recipes

I've been looking for some lovely food pictures in the last few days for future recipe sets for Printable Heaven. As well as some delicious-looking cakes and puddings, I also came across some meat and salmon recipes with great pictures to go with them.

These pages are from a 1900 book 'Canned Salmon Recipes' by the Alaska Packers Association.

I don't think anyone would appreciate salmon pyramage for their cards, would they?! I think not. Great pictures but I'd best just put them here. Will dig out the meat ones too for another time, they're really good pics as well.

Monday, 5 September 2011

Mary Tourtel's horses

I came across a book on simply entitled 'A Horse Book'. The pictures are pretty average really, as you will see below, however there is an interesting twist when you find out about the artist.

This book was published in 1902 when Mary Tourtel, the artist, would have been around 27. A little less than 20 years later, Mary drew a little bear that appeared in the Daily Express, a nameless character in a strip called Little Lost Bear on 8 November 1920.

Published as two cartoons a day and a short story underneath, the strip featured a brown bear until the Express cut inking expenses and made the little bear's colour white.

The Express had brought out the strip to compete with the popular Teddy Tail that appeared in the Daily Mail.

The little bear then had its name changed - and Rupert the Bear was born.

Friday, 2 September 2011

Warwick Goble

The first time I came across the beautiful pictures of Warwick Goble was just a month or two into my discovery of the public domain and old books.

We'd gone to Portobello Road Market in London's trendy Notting Hill, renowned for its antiques. It was January, there was snow on the ground and it was freezing! To get out of the cold, we'd wandered into one of the arcades where I came across a lovely stand of old books.

I spotted the name Warwick Goble, who I hadn't heard of before, and was immediately drawn to the name as he of course shares my own surname. After much research though, I haven't found him to be related, more's the pity!

On flicking through the book, I fell in love with the lovely fantasy images it contained. That book was far too expensive for me (pricey in Portobello Road) so I didn't buy it but I've loved my namesake's pictures ever since (and they're very nearly, but not quite, out of copyright!)

These pictures are from one of the many books he illustrated entitled Japanese Fairy Tales. There are many more books of his containing fantasy and fairy images which are absolutely stunning.

Printable Heaven sets featuring these images will follow very soon!