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W W Denslow’s Young Imagination: Fantasy Trade Cards

W W Denslow showed an impressive imagination early in life, as evidenced by these circa 1883 trade cards featuring children with strange creatures. This fantasy set of four includes a boy bursting through a bubble landing on a frog, children riding a peculiar sea creature and a wasp, and a boy battling a giant bee. […]

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New Wizard of Oz Book Category: “Wild and Homeless” Books

New: Wild & Homeless Books “Second hand books are wild books, homeless books; they have come together in vast flocks of variegated feather, and have a charm which the domesticated volumes of the library lack.”This fabulous quote by Virginia Woolf inspired me to create a new category at Wonderful Books of Oz: Wild & Homeless […]

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The White City or The Emerald City? The 1893 Columbian Exposition and The Wizard of Oz

The 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago was sometimes called “The White City” and is said to have inspired the Emerald City of Oz in the 1899 collaboration between L Frank Baum and W W Denslow. Denslow left San Francisco to document the Chicago fair for local newspapers, and visited it frequently. Baum also moved to […]

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Special W W Denslow Issue of the Baum Bugle!

Artist W W Denslow. Note “Roycroft” carved into the cabinet to his left. Oct 2015 Update: The Denslow Bugle issue is out; it’s beautiful, and I have a limited number of extra copies available for $15 plus shipping. You can purchase it here.   It is no longer available with Club membership as when I […]

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In Memoriam: Artisans of Oz and Roycroft

 Soldier with Green Whiskers Art by W W Denslow In Memoriam       Let’s take a moment to thank those artisans who brought us the wonder of Oz and the beauty of Roycroft: Lotta Faust (d. 1910) W W Denslow (d. 1915) Elbert & Alice Hubbard (d. 1915)L Frank Baum (d. 1919) John R Neill (d. […]

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W W Denslow Special Issue of the Baum Bugle is Coming!

Artist W W Denslow. Note “Roycroft” carved into the cabinet to his left. Are you a member of the International Wizard of Oz Club? I hope so, because if so, you’ll receive the special W. W. Denslow issue of the Baum Bugle magazine due out in June! Denslow was co-creator of The Wonderful Wizard of […]

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Wizard of Oz Tarot Card Deck Original Art

Tarot of Oz Original Art

Tarot of Oz Original Art  This month I’m excited to be offering original art from the production of the new Shadow of Oz Tarot deck published by Illogical Associates. Ten different pieces of Oz-themed concept art by Giles Crawford are available; I’ll even mat and frame then for you! Each piece is associated with a specific […]

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