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  • 1921 Illustrations by John Rae from American Indian Fairy Tales

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    This item consists of fifteen small 1921 Illustrations by John Rae from American Indian Fairy Tales, written by W.T.Larned and published by the  P.F. Volland Co.  John Rae (1882-1963) was a student of the artist Howard Pyle at the Art Students League of N.Y.  He authored and illustrated a number of children's books and contributed illustrations to more than 50 books and magazine.  The header and bottom illustrations include: the title page illustration of a Native American man knocked over by a running rabbit; a bobcat in a tree with a starry sky (with sun-like symbols); two Native Americans at the top of a cliff with setting sun (with snakes); a coyote pup in front of a raised shield with bird image and long feather; an eagle head with open mouth and lightning backdrop (with rain and lightning); an owl with turned head (with people and dog ); and a sun with abstract orange rays on blue-gray sky (with ropes); and a feathered arrow behind a round shield.  The story title illustrations include: "Misho-o-sha, the Magician" (with katchina mask); "The Fairy Bride" (with teepees and flying birds); "The Child of the Evening Star" (with woven runner); "How the Summer came" (with arrow, stars and bodies); "The Boy who snared the Sun" (with sun and mouse); an "Iagoo, the Story-teller" (with primary colored rain clouds).  Many of these symbols, based on pictographs, carry specific meanings such as rain clouds refer to good prospects, a sun to happiness and birds to freedom and snake to defiance or wisdom.  These illustrations vary in size from 3.5"x1.25" to 4"x3.5" and are printed on medium weight cream-colored paper.  Each has been individually packaged.  These 1921 Illustrations by John Rae from American Indian Fairy Tales are in Very Good condition.  Ideal for use in collage or other art projects.