This poster is an Art Nouveau illustration by Ethel Reed (1874-1910) for the book 'Arabella and Araminta stories by Gertrude Smith with XV pictures by Ethel Reed.'
Getrude Smith was a popular children’s book author
Ethel Reed (1874-1912) was a prominent poster designer and illustrator, working for publishers and periodicals in Boston before working for The Yellow Book in London beginning in 1897. Despite her quick rise to fame, Reed’s career was relatively brief due to declining health and a chaotic personal life.
Published in 1895, 'Arabella and Araminta Stories' was a collection of 15 short tales depicting the adventures of the eponymous twin sisters.
The book was printed by Geo. H. Walker & Co. for publishers Copeland and Day.
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