June 1914 cover of the American socialist magazine “The Masses”. The illustration by John Sloan depicts the Ludlow Massacre of April 20th, 1914, an incident in which the Colorado National Guard attacked a tent camp of 1,200 striking coal miners, killing thirty nine people including several women and children.
A boy rides the back of a djinn, watercolour by Spanish artist and illustrator José Segrelles.
From Atomique secours, France, 1953.
Look out! Look out, boys! Clear the track!
The witches are here! They’ve all come back!
They hanged them high,—No use! No use!
What cares a witch for a hangman’s noose?
They buried them deep, but they wouldn’t lie still,
For cats and witches are hard to kill;
They swore they shouldn’t and wouldn’t die,—
Books said they did, but they lie! they lie!
Illustrations from Oliver Wendell Holmes’ “The Broomstick Train; Or, The Return Of The Witches” drawn by Howard Pyle, 1908.