Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Read This! - Children's Pictures, of War

They Still Draw Pictures

Today on Read This! I'm featuring an interesting compilation of pictures. Printed in 1938, They Still Draw Pictures is a simple collection of drawings by children who were living through the Spanish Civil War. The drawings, collected together, deliver a powerful message about the role of visual imagery in children's lives, and the effects of war. 1908-1936

Sometimes chilling, sometimes banal, the drawings are most interesting as a collection -- individually they don't have the same effect. Presented With a foreword by one of my favorite authors, Aldus Huxley. Bombed Houses

So go, look through children's eyes again, and enjoy!

Picture War on Whidbey Island.

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