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|Named Person:||Harrison Cady; Carolyn Wells; Carolyn Wells; Carolyn Wells|
|Material Type:||Graphic, Original artwork|
|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
|Notes:||Title devised by cataloger.
Inscriptions on the recto and verso of the drawings consist of printing instructions regarding the production of proofs and prints and copyright stamps for the Century Company.
|Description:||6 drawings : pen-and-ink ; 27.7 x 33.0 cm. and smaller.|
|Other Titles:||St. Nicholas (New York, N.Y.)|
A drawing with a pencil inscription title on the recto, "The General on a Toadstool", appears in Happychapter I of the book with the caption, "General Happychap is measured for a suit of clothes." It depicts a male Happychap wearing a suit coat and tricorn hat and standing upon a toadstool, while a male insect Skiddoodle measures his arm, and another male insect Skiddoodle takes notes and holds a t-square. A light preliminary pencil sketch on the verso appears to depict an unused depiction of Woodchopper Chip chopping the tree in which the Happychaps had slept.
A drawing that appears in Happychapter III of the book with the caption, "Sir Horace Hoptoad and Young Dandy Happychap," depicts a male toad Skiddoodle with his arm held by a male Happychap, and both dressed wearing tailcoats, tophats, and holding canes. A small male insect Skiddoddle stands in the foreground.
A drawing that appears in Happychapter III of the book with the caption, "They paused while the waiting-maids powdered their wings!", and an ink inscription on the verso, "Hair Dressing." It depicts a female insect Skiddoodle having flour applied to her wings by two female Happychaps, while a male insect Skiddoodle uses a haircurling iron to curl her antennae and holds a mirror and hairbrush and another female insect Skiddoodle brushes her dress with a clothes brush. A sign on the wall reads, "Hair Dressing, Antennae Curled, Shells Blackened, Wings Powdered."
A drawing that appears in Happychapter IV of the book as an illustrated text depicting the initial letter "T" with a male frog Skiddoodle, probably Hiram Hoppergrass leapfrogging over a male Happychap.
A drawing that appears in Happychapter VII of the book as an illustrated text depicting the initial letter "H" represented by three lighted firecrackers, with a male frog Skiddoodle, Hiram Hoppergrass holding a lighted firecracker while an exploding firecracker propels him and a male insect Skiddoodle.
An image with a pencil inscription title on the recto, "Tête-à-tête", appears in Happychapter VII of the book with the caption, "A pleasant conversation." It depicts a Happychap man wearing a suit coat and top hat sitting upon a toadstool holding a flintlock rifle upon which a dragon fly has alit with a powder horn on its tail; he talks with a Happychap woman wearing a dress and bonnet and holding a fan, while a young male insect Skidoodle lights a firecracker below the toadstool.
The Happychaps, by Carolyn Wells with illustrations by Harrison Cady. New York : The Century Co., 1908.
- Cady, Harrison, -- 1877-1970.
- Wells, Carolyn, -- -1942.
- Wells, Carolyn, -- d. 1942. -- Happychaps -- Illustrations.
- Wells, Carolyn, -- -1942 -- Characters.
- Century Company.
- St. Nicholas (New York, N.Y.)
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