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Monday, March 10, 2008

More Denslow Covers

Another example of changes to covers W. W. Denslow drew for Rand McNally is The Marbeau Cousins. On the left is the original cover, while on the right is another later version. All that remains are three of the crows, and the lettering of the title and author's name. And those crows look awfully familiar...they're very similar to the frieze of crows under the Scarecrow in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. I think connections like that are always interesting.

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