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They Feasted On Fruits – 2016 Chinese New Year Of The Monkey

In honor of the start of another Chinese New Year, Curator Prime presents a vintage color plate illustrated by Dorothy P. Lathrop from a 1919 edition of The Three Mulla-Mulgars by Walter de la Mare, also known as The Three Royal Monkeys.

three royal monkeys illustration by dorothy lanthrop chinese new year of the monkey


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Unsung Colorist – Good Times, A Prize Painting Book

prize painting book - back cover close upWhile searching to see if coloring books, or something of their like, existed in the era from which Curator Prime collects her vintage coloring book sources, she came upon an interesting specimen – a prize painting book from 1883.

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