Just looking through the titles - and the pictures on the front covers - is enough to transport you back in time.
However it struck me that anybody interested in a career in illustrating children's books might well like to know about this as a resource.
|Illustrations by Randolph Caldecott|
The website has this to say about Randolph Caldecott.
There's also a Randolph Caldecott Society in the UKRandolph Caldecott was one of a group of three influential children's illustrators working in England in the 19th century. The other two illustrators were Kate Greenaway and Walter Crane. His illustrations for children were unique to their time in both their humor, and their ability to create a sense of movement, vitality, and action that complemented the stories they accompanied.
The illustration on the Caldecott Medal, which is taken from Caldecott's illustrations for "The Diverting Story of John Gilpin," is a perfect example of the humor, vitality, and sense of movement found in Caldecott's work. The illustration shows John Gilpin astride a runaway horse, accompanied by squawking geese, braying dogs, and startled onlookers.
The Caldecott Medal
You can find out more about the Caldecott Medal on the ALA website as follows: