Dorothy and Ozma with the good witch Glinda (1910)

absolutely beautiful illustration by John R. Neil from the book The Emerald City of OZ- grabbed from Golden Age Comic Book Stories– click for delightful embiggenment.
I found many of these old Baum books in my grandparents’ attic when I was a kid and would just stare at the illustrations for hours and hours. I absolutely love this style of art! This illustrator’s style reminds me of Alphonse Mucha- I guess Neill illustrated all 40 (!) volumes of the Land of Oz series. Now I’m on a mission to own some of this stuff.

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