Put Those Kittens to Work
Three Little Kittens. St. Louis: Scruggs, Vanderwoort & Barney, ca. 1880.
Mamma Cat puts her three kittens to work washing their mittens in this delightful chromolithographed title image to Three Little Kittens, a picture book issued by the St. Louis department store Scruggs, Vanderwoort & Barney. The back cover has a full-page advertisement for the store touting its reputation as “a vast storehouse of everything that the feminine mind can think of for immediate wear.”