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[Bookplate for Gertrude Elliott by Rustcraft USA]
[Bookplate for Gertrude Elliott by Rustcraft USA]
Title[Bookplate for Gertrude Elliott by Rustcraft USA]
CreatorRustcraft USA
Date Created[between 1930 and 1969]
Sort Date1969
DescriptionBlue, pink, yellow, gold, and black ink on cream paper. A knight in armour sits on horseback behind a black silhouette of city ; in the background is castle suspended in the clouds. A border of flowers and vines surrounds the image. 'Rustcraft USA' is written vertically in small type along edge of building, and near the horse's tail additional text appears to read "A74." There is a scroll at the bottom with the originator's name.
Extent1 bookplate : half-tone ; 10.1 x 7 cm
Subject - GeographicUnited States
Personal NamesElliott, Gertrude
TypeStill Image
NotesGertrude Elliott, most likely the owner of this bookplate, was an American children's book illustrator who worked for Little Golden Books in the 1940s ; most notably, in 1951 she co-authored 'Two Little Gardeners' with Margaret Wise Brown, the author of the classic book 'Goodnight Moon.' Rustcraft USA was a greeting card company based in Massachusetts who, in addition to cards, produced mass-market bookplates.The company was established in 1906 and merged with Norcross Greeting Cards in 1981. There is another Rustcraft plate in the Thomas Murray Collection, belonging to Charles Fyfe.
1) 'About Gertrude Elliott.' Jacketflap. 2010. Accessed January 11, 2010 from Dittberner
2) Beverly Trump. 'Margaret Wise Brown.' BTD Island. 2009. Accessed January 11, 2009 from Jaffe, Lewis. 'Universal Bookplates/Goodbye Twitter.'
3) Weblog entry. Confessions of a Bookplate Junkie. July 12 2009. Accessed January 11, 2009 from
Access IdentifierBP MUR USA P E455
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_USA_P_E455
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Thomas Murray Bookplates Collection. Leslie Binder. BP MUR USA P E455
Date Available2010
Publisher - DigitalVancouver : University of British Columbia Library
RightsImages provided for research and reference use only. Permission to publish, copy, or otherwise use these images must be obtained from Rare Books and Special Collections:
TranscriptRUSTCRAFT USA A74 [?] Gertrude Elliott
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