Happy Holidays by Frances G. Published in 1921 by Rand McNally First Edition! This is a very rare and very unique vintage children's book! This interesting collection of stories is illustrated with small black and white drawings by the renowned Gertrude Kay. She was active during America's Golden Age of Illustration.
During her time as an illustrator, Gertrude Kay published numerous children's books and contributed dozens of illustrations to publications like Ladies Home Journal and McCall's. In addition to her work in literature, Gertrude was also known for her illustrated paper dolls and magazine covers. The majority of her work was completed with gouache paints, though she also worked with ink.Her illustrations were highly regarded for their accurate portrayals of children and childhood. A graduate of Columbia University, Frances Wickes was a teacher, writer and playwright for children and teenagers in New York but later became interested in becoming a Jungian therapist, especially for artists, and visited Zurich several times after meeting Carl Jung in 1920s, with whom Wickes maintained a correspondence. Wickes kept a diary of dreams and made conferences, especially at the Analytical Psychology Club of New York. Jung wrote the preface to her second book on the psychological world of children (1927), where Wickes supported the autonomous presence of the child in the collective unconscious, according to the idea of a participation mystique, which Lucien Lévy-Bruhl in 1910 had theorized to exist within primitive societies, Wickes's comparing a child to an individual in training and giving more place to intuition and feeling than attention to the real or rational.
The book was translated into German, French, Dutch, Italian and Greek. In coming decades Wickes helped found Spring, which bills itself as the oldest Jungian journal, and lectured at various branches of the Jung Institutes.
Jung Institute of San Francisco and the rest to the Frances G. This is such a unique little book and would make a wonderful addition to any collection of antique books. It is in remarkable condition give that it is over 100 years old! Please reach out for any additional information.