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When I Grow Up

W. W. Denslow is best known for illustrating L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, but he was a talented artist responsible for a number of books and cartoons. In 1909, he wrote and illustrated When I Grow Up, which appeared in St. Nicholas Magazine and as a stand-alone publication. The book is difficult to find these days, but here's a sampling of the color plates so you too might appreciate Denslow's craft.

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  • Source: scanned by me, for BuzzFeed.

    Source: scanned by me, for BuzzFeed.