plantes & fleurs by emile bayard, 1906. emile bayard’s most famous work is his illustrations for les miserables, among them the image of the young cosette. these photographs of plants and flowers were published posthumously. an interesting example of the ornate art nouveau botanical photography to the bauhaus geometric blossfeldt’s works on the similar subject matter.

marga gil roessret illustrated and designed the cover for her brother’s collection of poems rose des bois, published in 1923, when she was only 15 years old. she committed suicide at the age of 24. beautiful, talented, and died young.