Listen to your Mother – Adopt!

Sarah Noble Ives, “Mother! Oh, if she were only here” from The Story of Teddy the Bear.  Watercolor, pen and ink, graphite, with paste-over, ca. 1907.
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Ives not only wrote the text for Teddy the Bear, she also provided six elaborate color illustrations. She used foliage to frame each design, creating a stained-glass effect that was fresh and modern for McLoughlin Brothers.  Part of the firm’s archive, this watercolor is annotated with color notes by the press team and has a paste-over correcting the caption lettering.

Adopted by Ellen S. Dunlap in memory of Elizabeth Githens

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