I love ephemera, especially children's books. I was thrilled to find this 1954, Wonder Book retold by Evelyn Andreas, at an estate sale a few weeks ago. The illustrations by Ruth Ives are elegant, rich in color, and for me depicts what a princess should look like.
|Front cover of Wonder Book circa 1954 Cinderella.|
|The fairy godmother in this story book is stunning.|
With a dazzling wand and delicate wings, every girl would
like to have a fairy godmother that looked like her.
|Who is more lovely, the fairy godmother or Cinderella?|
|"Indeed, Cinderella and the Prince were the handsomest couple on the dance floor."|
|While the stepsisters are wearing beautiful gowns, notice how|
the illustrator Ruth Ives depicts jealousy, and envy in their faces.
|Gazing into each others eyes, holing hands in the forest|
equals happily ever after in story books.