What's Up With the Bird Children?
Just in case anyone ever tries to convince you that historical decorative materials are dull:
In researching historic decorative material offered by Lanston Monotype as well as other metal foundries, such as Barnhart Brothers and Spindler, there were occasionally ornaments that defied description. Perhaps it was a Victorian sense of humor or someone really thought these were a good idea or perhaps popular taste has just changed so much over the last hundred years, or our forebears were completely insane. In any case, LTC is somewhat proud to present a collection of the most bizarre, disturbing and baffling printers ornaments we could find.
If I have nightmares tonight where I keep repeating the mysterious phrase, "Bird children.... must destroy the bird children...", you'll know who to blame.