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A handmade magazine by Gelett Burgess, created for his crush, Agnes Bouchard, while living in London in 1898.
August 26, 2010
Two moving poems written to mark the passing of two young sisters in New Hampshire in 1814. "[An Elegy], Composed on the sudden deaths of Lydia Page Sanborn . . . and Rebecca Sanborn . . ." by John Paige, Jun. - with a second elegy by Elder Joseph Badger.
June 10, 2010
From: People of all nations : an useful toy for girl or boy. Philadelphia : Published by Jacob Johnson, No. 147, Market-street, 1807 (Whitehall [Pa.] : A. Dickinson)
May 6, 2010
Happy children posing in historical vignettes from themed birthday parties, ca. 1910-1915, likely in New Jersey. From a "baby book" recording events in the life of one Helen Mary Stratz, born March 6, 1906, near Egg Harbor, New Jersey.
March 11, 2010
Sample pages from an 1848 book for children intended to teach physical and political geography by way of rhymes set to popular tunes - jingoism notwithstanding. Lyon, Sarah M. 1848. The musical geography: a new natural arrangement of the names of all the physical features of the globe. Troy [N.Y.]: Young & Hart.
February 18, 2010
Along with a new stylesheet - (tell us what you think) - we present: as a special cautionary post for the New Year, the complete text of: The Warning Clock; or the Voice of the New Year. New-York: Mahlon Day, 374 Pearl-Street, 1836
January 8, 2010
A primer by Walter Crane. To see the entire book online, click here.
November 5, 2009

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