Grandma Cheerly’s Stories

Grandma Cheerly’s Stories for the Nursery.  New York: T.W. Strong, 1864. 
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Thomas W. Strong and John McLoughlin, Jr. served together as apprentices.  Later, Strong issued a number of picture books for children as part of his own busy printing business, including several die cut shaped books. Posed with a shaped book in her lap, Grandma Cheerly echoes the image of Moses delivering the Ten Commandments, only in this case to a group of three attentive children.   

Adopted by Ellen S. Dunlap in honor of Mason Rowell

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