I found this really neat book thrifting the other day about chemistry. It has hilarious and cute illustrations about science.
The cover image of a tired old man with a loosened tie and granny-ashin’ cigarette was what first made me pick up this book. I thumbed through it for some more sad looking men playing poker, but instead found a cute illustrated pull-out for a men’s magazine called ARGOSY.
The Education of a Poker Player, 1961
This little book comes by way of the Guadalupe Elementary School in San Jose, California, and marked “Discarded/Obsolete.” The cover alone was worth picking it up. The illustrations inside are made stunning with the use of simple punches of color. A delightfully dated collection of communication concepts.
How Communication Helps Us, 1964 By Sybil Anderson McCabe, pictures by Douglas Youngquist
Despite the fact that I have no desire to procreate – and quite honestly, am generally uncomfortable in the company of children, I love their books.
I collect and savor children’s books – of course, from the 50’s and 60’s. The illustrations and colors, the typography, the hardcover mustiness. I recently came across a particularly wonderful book that I needed to share. These forgotten and discarded books can now live on forever in this segment I shall call — BOOK SHOTS! Huzzah!
ICEBERGS, 1964 By Roma Gans, Illustrated by Bobri