Saturday, July 14, 2012

1908 Children's Book Illustrations

A step back in time with a wonderful illustration by Margaretta S. Hinchman.

When children learned the names of flowers from their stories. Verse by Edith Barnes Sturgis. There is no mention of the garden fairy that is in the picture above.

Book Cover. Published in 1908. Large folio Children's book from my collection. 

All photos in this post are mine.


tammy j said...

i love these.
my favorite though still remains
jessie wilcox smith. i had so many books with her illustrations.
i used to be able to recite the poem with the line...
"there are fairies at the bottom of our garden. they're not so very very far away..."
all i can remember!
thank you for a trip back in time.

Maggy said...

Lovely post! I envy you .. what an amazing collection of wonderful old books you must have!