Arthur Burdett Frost (1851-1928) was one of the most prolific illustrators of all time, and one of the most boring, as evidenced by these examples, which appear to be slavishly rendered from photographs.
Not all the famous illustrators of the past were all that good, all of the time. I've neglected to post his work before but can't ignore him any longer because of his monumental output of published work. He'll be remembered for his drawings of Bre'r Rabbit and Aunt Jemima, countless renderings of African Americans doing silly things that probably made white folks content with their prejudices. I'm not showing that stuff,
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