Born September 24~ Margaret Neilson Armstrong

Margaret Neilson Armstrong (September 24, 1867-July 18, 1944) was a designer of cloth bookbindings who produced over 250 cover designs. She was also an accomplished botanist, editor, and author.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Neilson_Armstrong

Margaret Armstrong’s cover design and lettering for Twenty Centuries of Paris
Written by Mabell S.C. Smith / Published 1913 / Image from Women of Graphic Design

Margaret Neilson Armstrong covers and illustrations on The Met website: https://bit.ly/3kBYK6G

Further reading:
https://libapps.libraries.uc.edu/exhibits/margaretarmstrong/
https://rarebookschool.org/2005/exhibitions/armstrong.shtml
https://rbscp.lib.rochester.edu/3351

Root Vegetables and Exotic Fruits Month~ December 25

Durian (Durio Zibethinus L.) Chromolithograph by
P. Depannemaeker after Berthe Hoola van Nooten

c.1880 / From the book Fleurs, Fruits et Feuillages Choisis de L’Ile de Java by Berthe Hoola van Nooten
Published by C. Muquardt, Brussels / Various collections, including Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO

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January 29, 1845~ Poe’s The Raven published in The Evening Mirror (NY)

The Raven from “The Bells and Other Poems”,
illustrations by Edmund Dulac

1912 signed limited edition / 11 small vignettes and 28 tipped-in color plates
Image size? / Hodder and Stoughton, New York and London

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Previous January 29 posts:
Winter~ January 29
January 29 (music)~
Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/29~

January 21, 1774 – Abdul Hamid I becomes Sultan of the Ottoman Empire

Abdul Hamid I by John Young

From the book “A Series of Portraits of the Emperors of Turkey”
based on the series of paintings by Konstantin Kapıdağlı

1815 / Hand-colored mezzotints on gravure printing
Sheet 21 7/8”x16”; Image 5 1/16”x10 3/8” / Various collections incl. Art Institute of Chicago, IL

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Previous January 21 posts:

Winter~ January 21

January 21 (music)~

Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/21~

July 30, 1729~ Maryland General Assembly establishes the Town of Baltimore

View of Baltimore by William Henry Bartlett

c.1840 / 4 4/5”x7” / Steel plate engraving by S. Fisher for
“American Scenery, Vol. II” (of 2) by Nathaniel Parker Willis

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Previous July 30 posts:

Summer~ July 30

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/30~

July 4, 1862~ Lewis Carroll first tells the story of Alice in Wonderland

Her Eyes Met Those of a Large Blue Caterpillar by Bessie Pease Gutmann

1907 / 10 color plates, several b&w line drawings / 8”x6”, 164 pages / Dodge Publishing Company, New York

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Illustrators of Alice in chronological order by publication~
https://www.carleton.edu/departments/ENGL/Alice/illustrators.html
The Best Illustrations from 150 Years of Alice in Wonderland~
https://www.brainpickings.org/2014/07/07/best-illustrations-alice-in-wonderland/

Also on this date
July 4, 1884: Statue of Liberty presented to US in Paris / Auguste Bartholdi, sculptor~
https://schristywolfe.com/2016/08/02/auguste-bartholdi-born-on-august-2-1834/

Previous July 4 posts:

Summer~ July 4: Declaration of Independence

Rube Goldberg: Born July 4, 1883

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/4~