Jane’s Blanket, illustrations by Al Parker

Al Parker once illustrated a children’s book as part of a series of books published in the 1960s called “Modern Master Books for Children.” The book was Jane’s Blanket, by Arthur Miller. The first edition from 1963 is now a rare find.

Here are some images from the book, including a photograph of the model for Jane.

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About the author

Andrea Degener is the Visual Materials Processing Archivist in the department of Special Collections at Washington University Libraries.