Virtual Children's Books Exhibits


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Magic Shows

Magic Lantern





13.  Ernst Schur.
Das lustige Jahr.
Ilse Schur, illustrator.
Stuttgart: Loewes Verlag Ferdinand Carl, [1914].

A brother and sister are selecting a rackwork or mechanical slide with its wooden frame to show. The slide projected on the wall is similar to the one in the lower right-hand corner of number 9.

The Schnurs were a husband-and-wife team who collaborated on many books for children. Schnur wrote the text, and Ilse, who was a teacher at the Zeichenschule des Vereins für Kunstlerinnen in Berlin, drew the pictures. Details in the illustration above, such as the grandfather shushing the restless little ones peeking out from under the screen, suggest why the Schnurs were thought to excel at the depiction of contemporary German middle-class life.