In the Tarot Deck Facsimiles thread I posted a link to the Tarot material by L. W. de Laurence
who apparently was an infamous book pirate that published knockoffs of the Tarot deck drawn by Pamela Colman Smith, and the book about it by A. E. Waite, without even giving her credit. In penance, I have created this thread to post and discuss the work and life of this cute bohemian babe.
My first offerings -
- Annancy Stories (written and illustrated by her- 1899)
- In chimney corners. Merry tales of Irish folk-lore (written by Seumas MacManus but illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith- also from 1899)
- The book of the friendly giants -(written by Eunice Fuller, but copiously illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith- 1915)
- Buy a bulldog at the Library of Congress, her name as creator - I chose the 75mg tiff file
- Pamela Colman Smith Collection -A bio and quite a few examples of her paintings (very small, lo-rez), along with an inventory and brief description of the contents of a 1.5 ft box containg letters and other ephemera.
P.S. The description for this Plush Parlor forum reads
Enormous portraits of de Gébelin, Etteilla, Levi, Papus, Wirth, Waite, and Crowley grace these hallowed halls.
So here is a link for a much larger jpg of the above portrait of Pamela Colman Smith
This is a public domain image at U. of Wisconsin digital collections from-
The craftsman(October 1912) MacDonald, M. Irwin-The fairy faith and pictured music of Pamela Colman Smith, pp. 21-35
The wikipedia page for her says of their smaller version of this magnificent and magical photo that it
comes from the biography card of the Rider Waite Tarot Deck, as published by U.S. Games Systems, Inc. Stamford, CT. 06902. The biography card is itself reprinted from The Encyclopedia of Tarot, Volume III, by Stuart R.Kaplan
Now you have a bigger and better and more authentic one.