Thursday, May 13, 2010

VTT: Alice in Wonderland

Today on VTT I'd like to share a book, a pretty old book. Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass.


It was printed in 1937 by the Platt & Munk co. inc. New York. It seems this publisher specialized in children's books.



I couldn't find anything more about the publisher. This is the kind of thing that you've seen forever, yet you  don't know anything about it...I remember looking at the images as a child....

 

And I remember my Dad designing costumes for local Alice in Wonderland production. At that young age I found the story delightful....

 
As an adult well not so much....I fail to see the magic and all I see are crazy people and drugs! Much like the world today....And the movie....Well let's just say the Helena Bohnam Carter was born to play in it and looked both crazy and scary! 

Have a great VTT and visit Suzanne @ Colorado Lady for more VTT fun!

19 comments:

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

i LOVE vintage books & your Alice book is a real GEM! i also collect vintage Alice in Wonderland books..i find them quite enchanting even as an adult.

thanks also for visiting :)

Ann said...

I adore the version of Alice. The Mad Hatter illustration is fantastic. Love it.

Postcardy said...

I love old children's books and pictures of the Cheshire cat.

P. said...

That is a great old book, and such wonderful, colorful illustrations! I have to admit, though, that the characters in Alice in Wonderland always freaked me out a bit as a child, ha.

Charlotte said...

Great book and just in time for the movie with Johnny Depp!

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

Gosh thats fabulous! Man, I havent done vtt in weeks!

Miri said...

Great vintage Alice!

I didn't like Alice in Wonderland as a child-thought it scary and mean.

AshTreeCottage said...

Alice in Wonderland is one of my all time favorite stories. Your book is charming and the illustrations are fabulous!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

LV said...

You featured some really neat older books. I love books of any kind.

Linda said...

Wonderful old book. Love the illustrations!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love old books. Love the illustrations in your book. Happy VTT!

Jocelyn

Maureen said...

Definitely an odd looking bunch. That's probably part of what attracts children.

Gracefully Vintage said...

Too Funny - i love it but because i love the fancy tea party -all the frille -tulle- lanterns just seems so fairy tale like. THanks for stopping by my blog and the nice comments- I LOVe my Toile-
just became a follower- love that book
Karryann

Coloradolady said...

What a great version of Alice in Wonderland. The illustrations are wonderful! Thanks for sharing with us your adorable book today! Have a great VTT!

CC said...

Love this beautiful old book..it's just wonderful. Happy VTT..

Sally Annie Magundy said...

I love old books, thanks so much for sharing this with us. How wonderful to have a vintage copy of Alice in Wonderland!

Happy VTT!
Sally

GardenofDaisies said...

I love the old illustrations. I think that Alice is a wonderful piece of literature. I can see that it would be scary for younger children though. And if you try to analyze it too much, you will probably run into some subjects that are not so pleasant. I have not seen the new movie yet. ( I always see things about 2 years later...LOL!)

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

A very sweet Alice in Wonderland :)

Blessings!
Gail

~~Carol~~ said...

Yes, I've always thought that the author did some major hallucinogenic drugs while writing Alice! But the illustrations are always great, no matter which edition of the book you read!
Happy VTT!
Carol