Images to Tell a Story

Arthur Rackham ~ Siegfried & The Twilight of the Gods ~ First Day of the Trilogy: The Valkyrie ~ 1910 ~ via Golden Age Comic Book Stories
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Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens, illustrations by Arthur Rackham, Macmillan & Co., London, 1920, via
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Put his strange case before old Solomon Caw
Illustration to J.M. Barrie’s “Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens”
 
liquidnight:

“If on such a night we could remain behind in the Gardens, as the famous Maimie Mannering did, we might see delicious sights; hundreds of lovely fairies hastening to the ball, the married ones wearing their wedding rings round their waists; the gentlemen, all in uniform, holding up the ladies’ trains, and linkmen running in front carrying winter cherries, which are the fairy-lanterns, the cloakroom where they put on their silver slippers and get a ticket for their wraps; the flowers streaming up from the Baby Walk to look on, and always welcome because they can lend a pin; the supper-table, with Queen Mab at the head of it, and behind her chair the Lord Chamberlain, who carries a dandelion on which he blows when Her Majesty wants to know the time.”
Illustration by Arthur Rackham for Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens
Written by J.M. Barrie
First published in 1906
liquidnight:

“Tony could always outdistance her easily, but never had she known him speed away so quickly as now, and she was sure he hurried that he might have more time to hide. “Brave, brave!” her doting eyes were crying when she got a dreadful shock; instead of hiding, her hero had run out at the gate! At this bitter sight Maimie stopped blankly, as if all her lapful of darling treasures were suddenly spilled, and then for very disdain she could not sob; in a swell of protest against all puling cowards she ran to St. Govnor’s Well and hid in Tony’s stead.”
Illustration by Arthur Rackham for Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens
Written by J.M. Barrie
First published in 1906
liquidnight:

“They were now loath to let her go, for, “If the fairies see you,” they warned her, “they will mischief you—stab you to death, or compel you to nurse their children, or turn you into something tedious, like an evergreen oak.” As they said this they looked with affected pity at an evergreen oak, for in winter they are very envious of the evergreens.
“Oh, la!” replied the oak bitingly, “how deliciously cozy it is to stand here buttoned to the neck and watch you poor naked creatures shivering.”
This made them sulky, thought they had really brought it on themselves, and they drew for Maimie a very gloomy picture of the perils that faced her if she insisted on going to the ball.”
Illustration by Arthur Rackham for Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens
Written by J.M. Barrie, first published in 1906

Arthur Rackham ~ The Children Were Nestled All Snug in Their Beds ~ The Night Before Christmas ~ 1931 - via

Arthur Rackham ~ To Bethlehem: A Christmas Masque ~ via

Arthur Rackham ~ Up The Chimney ~ The Night Before Christmas ~ 1931 ~ via

Arthur Rackham ~ Kay and Gerda from The Snow Queen ~ via