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Berta & Elmer Hader Collection

Original Artwork

Hader black and white original art - explorer between two tigers
39: Dr. Livingston, I presume. Undated. Original pen-and-ink illustration (framed); proof copy.

Many of Berta and Elmer Hader’s book and magazine illustrations were exquisitely rendered in pen and ink. Elmer contributed a great sense of design and character, and Berta’s steady hand and eye for detail perfected the concept for each illustration.

Black & White Originals

Hader black and white original art - child with an elephant toy

36: Boy with rocking elephant

Original pen-and-ink illustration (framed). Undated.

Hader black and white original art - Pecos Bill

37: Pecos Bill

Original pen-and-ink illustration. Undated.

Hader black and white original art - person in boat and snake

41: Serpent views man in boat

Original pen-and-ink illustration (framed). Undated.

Hader black and white original art - woman and man sitting

44: Latino couple sitting on curb

Original pen-and-ink illustration composed of dots (framed). Undated.

Hader black and white original art - Explorers on a tree stump

45: Explorer and two African assistants by water

Original pen-and-ink illustration (framed). Undated.

Hader black and white original art - Rooster

165: Rooster

Original pen-and-ink illustration (framed). Undated.

Color Originals

Hader color original art - Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary

9: Mary, Mary, quite contrary

Original watercolor artboard (framed). Undated.

Hader color original art - Halloween image

153: Man in white suit carving pumpkin

Original watercolor artboard (framed). Undated.

Hader color original art - Christmas image

161: Breakfast in bed (Elmer as Santa)

Original watercolor/gouache artboard (framed). Undated.

Hader color original art - crowd scene

162: Pink car with Police (Berta and Elmer in green car?)

Original watercolor/gouache artboard (framed). Undated.

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