Boys’ Life Magazine September 1933 (cover art). Pretty sure the Native American guide is not saying ‘Here, have all this land’, despite appearances. Hunting & Fishing Magazine July 1937 Charles William Hargens, Jr. (1893−1997) Molly Brett
My life has been told to me through campfire tales — stories that spill over when the fire has burned low and silence must be filled. They’re like old coats hauled from the back of the cupboard. Dusted off, aired out, good as new. My mother, Vivienne, doled them out as reward or consolation, depending on her mood. And so I came to know myself — through the telling and retelling.
Friday Brown by Vikki Wakefield, Australian author are a storytelling tradition that extends far back into human history. In our imaginations, tall tales happen around the camp fire. Tall tales LE DIEU VIVANT (1974) DH Comes campfire COUNTRY GENTLEMAN Magazine cover art 1934 Trader Trapper magazine 1927 August art by Edwin Bolenbaugh Hunting & Fishing Magazine March 1939 From Kipling’s A Song of the English. Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson 1932 The Open Road For Boys Magazine Story of Northwest Mounted Police cover art by William Eaton Frank C. Bensing (1893-1993) c1950, ‘Three Men Hunting’ The Mystery of the Spiteful Letters by Enid Blyton full cover This Week (The Minneapolis Journal), January 29 1939 cover art by William Stuart Hogarth Who Fears The Devil by Manly Wade Wellman Evgenii Rachev (1906 – 1997) 1960 illustration for Russian Folk Tales. Jill Barklem Brambley Hedge, The High Hills by Tove Jansson for ‘Moominland Midwinter (1957) Camp fire singalong, Illustration in Childcraft vol 9 by Tom Fawell. First printed by Field Enterprises 1964 George Watson Barratt, interior illustration for Harper’s Weekly, June 1911 Khasui Kawase (1883 – 1957) A postcard from Finland, illustrated by Rolf Lidberg in the 1970s. Jenny Eugenia Nystrom (1854-1946) ~ Swedish painter and illustrator who created numerous Christmas cards and magazine covers J.R.R. Tolkien (1892 – 1973) 1937 The Trolls illustration for The Hobbit campfire The Young Balloonist by Esther M Douty 1963. This guy isn’t cooking food but he’s cooking up something. Smoking Animals, Theodor de Bry, after Johann Theodor de Bry, 1591 Winslow Homer, Seaside Sketches – A Clam-Bake, 1873 Leonid Zolotarev – The Snow Queen Leonid Zolotarev – The Snow Queen PRIJDTE K NAM, MUZIKANTI (1960) Jiri Trnka camp fire A campfire scene by Olivier Tallec from by Rebecca Green How To Make Friends With A Ghost The Saturday Evening Post February 23, 1952 Banks of the Tiber, 1893 by Antonia Munoz Degrain (Catalan) Edward Gorey, for an adaptation of ‘Rumpelstiltskin’ by Edith Tarcov Paul Zelinsky – Swamp Angel by Anne Isaacs. I think there might be more to this one than ‘camp fire’. Cowgirl Romances #1 1950 Arkady Sher May Gibbs postcard, c.1916 ANZAC , based on stock photography. Campfire artwork created with artificial intelligence