I am a Doll – Here is my Story
D.C. Johnston, proofs from Memoirs of a Country Doll. Boston, 1853.
This uncut proof sheet of four engraved illustrations is from a children’s book published in 1853. The artist, David Claypoole Johnston, is today better known for his political cartoons and biting social satires, but this sheet is a reminder that he was also a prolific illustrator for books and periodicals of the era. Surviving proof sheets are rarities – adopt now and help us preserve this piece of book history!