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Refrigerator Magnets

2008 Two refrigerator magnets, each about 3˝" x 5", presenting GA and "The Ant and the Chrysalis," respectively. $3.60 each from Mark and Judy Cooke, Elkhart, IN, through eBay, Oct., '08.

Here is another new one on me! I never would have thought of Aesopic refrigerator magnets. These two are very nicely made. Notice the hyperbole in the GA text: the ant drags a banana to his nest! Space and a change of typeface set off the moral in each case. Now here is a use of fables that Aesop never had in mind!

 

 

2018 FS Refrigerator magnet.  4˝" square.  With Walter Crane's illustration of the fable.  $5.95 from Labelstone through Etsy, August, '18.

The detail in this reproduction is spectacular.  Crane's two-panel approach appeals to me as the way to present this fable. As often, W.J. Linton's text is more comment than narrative.

 

2020 Refrigerator magnet "When all is said and done, more is said than done. –Aesop".  $5 from StuckOnUArt through Etsy, July, '20.

I find it intriguing to see what statements are attributed to Aesop.  I am sure that this sentiment fits with more than one fable, but I am unsure where this formulation entered the Aesopic tradition.