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Illustration Collection

From the Thirteen Original Colonies in 1776 to the vibrant cover of Ms

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From the Thirteen Original Colonies in 1776 to the vibrant cover of Ms. Magazine's first issue in 1972, illustrations have played a significant role in capturing history and culture. Whether it's EXPL2A-00352 showcasing Hindu gods Laksman, Rama, Sita, and Hanuman or the enchanting depiction of Hindu goddesses Parvati, Lakshmi, and Saraswati from India, these illustrations transport us to ancient lands steeped in mythology. A map of ancient Rome takes us back to the grandeur of an empire that shaped Western civilization. Meanwhile, Babar, king of elephants, and Celeste engage in a playful game of tennis at Celesteville as depicted by Jean de Brunhoff's illustration from his beloved Babar books from the 1930s. Hadrian's Wall stands tall as a testament to Roman engineering prowess while a picture of Lakshmi holding lotus flowers reminds us of her divine presence as the goddess of wealth. William and Mary College transports us to colonial America during the 1700s when education was taking root on American soil. Johannes Brahms comes alive through an illustration that captures his musical genius and passion. Lastly, we are mesmerized by an intricate Book of Kells illustration depicting St. Matthew with meticulous details that showcase artistic mastery from centuries ago. These diverse illustrations not only tell stories but also serve as windows into different eras and cultures – reminding us how art has always been a powerful medium for human expression.