Jules Guerin was a very famous illustrator, painter and muralist of his time 100 years ago. I'll upload more images and information about this remarkably talented American later. But for now I want to show you these double spreads from April issues of Scribner's Monthly Magazines in 1904 and 1905 in that order. Above, Easter in Greeley Square, New York City. Click on images to enlarge them. Four-color process printing was in its infancy in 1905 so the image is nowhere as sharp as today's printed pieces. However, the scope of the illustrations is remarkable
"When tulips bloom in Union Square, And timid breaths of vernal air Go wandering down the dusty town, Like children lost in Vanity Fair. -- Henry Van Dyke. Vanity Fair refers to the book by Thackeray, not the magazine of today.