Holiday Feature: Walter Tittle’s Colonial Holidays

tittle0As a special bonus, this Christmas we’re making available an unusual collection of Christmas images by outstanding American book illustrator and decorator Walter Tittle, an artist most known for his seasonal works.

tittle11These illustrations are taken from his book Colonial Holdays which is a collection of accounts from primary sources of holiday observances in the American colonies before and after the Revolutionary War. Other holidays a touched on, but the material is predominantly Christmas themed.

The collection includes illustrations of colonial holiday scenes – mostly from the Christmas season – plus beautifully decorated full illuminated pages for each of the stories. Tittle’s style is detailed and his color use is sophisticated and the illuminated pages include beautiful lettering and decorations. They make excellent Christmas cards.

You can see samples of most of the art below. Just click on a thumbnail to bring up a larger size image. The package includes all of the images in high resolution, suitable for making Christmas cards or other projects. To get the full package for just $15, you can just ORDER ONLINE.

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