Illustrations by Gordon Laite from the story Rapunzel by The Brothers Grimm.
I photographed these from my old beloved book The Children's Treasury of Literature, but originally I think they were created for the Golden Book - The Blue Book of Fairy Tales, first published in 1959.
I'm moving my favourite posts from the Cupboard to my new Tumblr The Illustrated Tumblr and will be closing the Cupboard as soon as I've taken the best bits. This site was fun for a while, but I do enjoy the more interactive features of running a Tumblr blog. I'll be adding my vintage finds and reblogging posts from original illustrators that frequent Tumblr. So, if you are interested in old and new illustrations please follow me there, my user name is @theslidingpanel . Hopefully I'll be more active and up to date, posting some fresh gems.