Celebrity ABCs: An Alphabet of Illustrations and Poetry

“An Alphabet of Celebrities” by Oliver Herford is a book of illustrated poetry that was published in 1899. The book features 26 poems, each one corresponding to a letter of the alphabet. Each poem is accompanied by an illustration that depicts a famous person or character of the time.

The book is a humorous and satirical take on the famous people of the late 19th century. Herford uses clever wordplay and puns to poke fun at the celebrities of the time, and the illustrations add an additional layer of humor.

The book’s illustrations are drawn by Herford himself and they depict an array of celebrities and characters of the time. From the classic characters like Alice in Wonderland, to the famous figures like Oscar Wilde, Herford’s illustrations are both witty and charming.

An Alphabet of Celebrities is a unique and entertaining look at the famous figures of the late 19th century, and it remains a classic book of poetry and illustration.

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