Alright, since everyone is clamoring about Over the Garden Wall (which turned out to be very, VERY good) I thought I’d point another reference out that I’ve not yet seen anyone mention.
The first image is the residents of Pottsfield from Over the Garden Wall. The following images are turn-of-the-century postcards. A little digging and I’ve discovered that they all appear to be from the same company, called “Raphael Tuck & Sons.”
Different gourd characters (and their cars) also seem to have been in Tome of the Unknown and I’m just delighted that they went with such an early design instead of a slightly more modern one.
Thumbelina. Hans Christian Andersen. Father Tuck’s “Nursery” Series. Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd., c.1900.
“Thumbelina” is about a tiny girl and her adventures with appearance- and marriage-minded toads, moles, and cockchafers. She successfully avoids their intentions before falling in love with a flower-fairy prince just her size.
Harry Payne (1858–1927) was an Englishmilitary artist. Henry Joseph Payne, born at Newington, London, the son of Joseph and Margaret Sophie Payne. His father was a solicitor’s clerk. Married Susanna Terese Cossins at Camberwell on 16 June 1887. They had no children. With his brother, Arthur C. Payne, he produced many series of oilette postcards for Raphael Tuck & Sons and also did extensive work for Gale and Polden producing illustrations for their postcard series along with other military artists including Edgar Alfred Holloway, John McNeill, and Ernest Ibbetson.