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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Tracking Holling’s Work

One of the toughest tasks confronting anyone wanting to know more about Holling’s work is to find a complete professional résumé or bibliography. As I researched the man , I found disparate dates, omissions of his publishers, and details of his graphic output.

Now, this is coming together. Below is a complete—I hope—look at his output. The information on his advertising and promotional art comes largely from Joan Hoffman at the museum in Leslie, Mich. There are still a few remaining questions, as you’ll see. And, probably, more discoveries to be made.

New Mexico Made Easy with words of modern syllables, R.F. Clancy Co., 1923 *
Sun & Smoke: Verse and woodcuts of New Mexico, H. Clancy Holling, 1923 *
Little Big Bye-and-Bye, P.F. Volland, 1926 *
Roll Away Twins, P.F. Volland, 1927 *
Claws of the Thunderbird: A Tale of Three Lost Indians, P.F. Volland Co., 1928 *
Rocky Billy, The Story of the Bounding Career of a Rocky Mountain Goat, Macmillan, 1928 *
Choo-Me-Shoo, the Eskimo, Buzza, Co., 1928 *
The Blot: Little City Cat, by Phyllis Crawford, J. Cape & H. Smith, 1930 *
Twins Who Flew Around the World, Platt & Munk Co., 1931 *
Little Folks in Other Lands, by Watty Piper (a.k.a. Eulalie Page), Platt & Munk Co., 1932 *
The Road in Storyland, by Watty Piper, Platt & Munk, 1932 *
Book of Cowboys, by Holling C. Holling, Platt & Munk, illust. Lucille Holling, 1932
Children in Other Lands, by Watty Piper, Platt & Munk Co., 1933 * [poss. 1943?]
Folk Tales Children Love, by Watty Piper?, Platt & Munk Co., 1934 * [no illust. credit]
Book of Indians, by Holling C. Holling, Platt & Munk, illust. Lucille Holling, 1935
Rum-Tum-Tummy: The Elephant Who Ate, Saalfield Publishing, 1936 * [poss. 1927?]
Little Buffalo Boy, Garden City Publishing Co., 1939, illust. also by Lucille Holling *
Paddle-to-the-Sea. Houghton Mifflin, 1941 *
Tree in the Trail, Houghton Mifflin, 1942 *
Seabird, Houghton Mifflin, 1948 *
Minn of the Mississippi, Houghton Mifflin, 1951 *
Pagoo, Houghton Mifflin, 1957 *
The Magic Story Tree: A Favorite Collection of Fifteen Fairy Tales and Fables, publisher?
1964, illust. also by Lucille Holling *

* Illustrated by Holling C. Holling and written by him unless otherwise noted

Advertising Illustration:
Canadian Pacific Cruises, 1925 (booklet, poster, menu illustrated by Holling)
Cruise to the Gateway Round the World, 40 pp.booklet
Poster advertising the above cruise, 1925
Menu cover for the above cruise and Mediterranean & West Indies cruises
Levi Strauss, 1947-48
Packard Clipper, Saturday Evening Post, Jan. 30, 1932

Magazine covers:
Junior Home, March 1928- Aug. 1929
Child Life, Sept. 1932-1933
American Junior Red Cross News, some 1952-1960
American History Illustrated, Nov. 1974.“Climax of the Whale Hunt” from Seabird

Cutouts for Children:
World Museum dioramas, newspaper insert, Sunday weekly for a year 1937
World dioramas, boxed
Set of 5, American History Series
Set of 5, Foreign Land Series
Let’s Play Eskimo, 100 piece Eskimo Village, 1937
Quaker Oats, American Frontier Series, 12 explorers, 1930s
Quaker Oats, Travels with Time Series, 6 – 2 each land, sea, air
Young Forty-Niner, Gold Rush, Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Co., 1933

2 murals on plaster from the home of Holling’s grandparents in Leslie
“The Fatal March”, Oct. 11, 1916
“Autumn’s Return”, Oct. 18, 1916
Ranch Restaurant, Chicago, Southwest theme , 1934
Hilton Hotel, Lubbock, TX, included Indian dances

Southwest Indian crafts- series on Yucca veneer by Lucille Holling
Southwest Indian dancers

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