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Felice Koenig's Artwork at Nichols School Gallery

We may be living in a time of horror vacui, a fear of empty space. The quaint black telephone was once a utilitarian appliance that rested on a small table in an out-of-the way corner of the home—simply a mechanism for occasional contact with the outside world.

L. Frank Baum's work, including the Oz books, at the Central Library

Before Judy Garland, the image people had of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz was created by Roycroft institution artist William W. Denslow, who partnered with author L. Frank Baum on the initial volume of the blockbuster series of children’s books of a century ago. Further volumes in the series—there were 14 in all by Baum—were illustrated in imitation of Denslow’s illustrations by the comparably capable John R. Neill.



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