The Anna Porter plate is signed M.W.B. You can click on the image to enlarge it.My educated guess is that the artist is Mary Waterman Bonsall but I do not know that to be a fact. Something about the plate captivates me.
The hand colored mermaid bookplate above was signed by Bro. Chances are we will never find out who he or she was but I consider it bookplate folk art.
Until this morning I never took the time to find out who did the plate shown below.The artist Stephen W. Meader was the author of many children's books and I discovered an informative site about him www.southernskies.com/bio.asp
Seven Roads Gallery of Book Trade Labels
I have been very selective in choosing links and last night I revisited the Seven Roads Book Label Site. It is truly a labor of love and a visual delight. Click on the link above to see for yourself.