Most of you who know me also know how special the story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is to me. At lot of my love stems from the Rankin-Bass special, but my battered up copy of Rudolph is even dearer. It's a combination of the original story with another "Rudolph Shines Again." Both feature beautiful illustrations by Marion Guild. My mom bought it for my older brothers in the 70s. I have since claimed possession of it. I lovingly wrote my name on the title page. There are a few scribbles on the blank pages from when I was too young to know better.
On a whim, I decided to take a picture of my favorite illustration and make a lj icon out of it. Then I got the idea of doing a whole series. These are all pictures I took with my camera. Most didn't take with a flash hence the yellowness. That's my fault, not the book's. Most people probably haven't seen these illustrations, so I'm glad to share them with everybody.
Also for those of you not familiar with the original story, Santa was having trouble seeing who it was that he was supposed to be giving presents to in the dark. When Santa stops at Rudolph's house, Rudolph's bright nose helps Santa see what he needs to do. From there he gets the idea to ask Rudolph for help. So Rudolph comes with him to shine his nose so Santa can see what presents to leave. ( Not just a misfitCollapse )
Enjoy! I hope you'll love these illustrations as much as I do. And please credit!
Edit: Sorry about the crappy formatting. I never did get around to fixing it. Maybe someday!