Chromolithographed Picture Book
Martin, Sarah Catherine. Old Mother Hubbard and Her Wonderful Dog. (Santa Claus Series) New York: McLoughlin Bros., 1889.
These lush chromolithographs are the perfect foil for Sarah Catherine Martin's witty 18th-century nursery rhyme. As the cover attests, Old Mother Hubbard will do anything for her dog, including give him her spectacles. This picture book is a fine example of McLoughlin Bros. at the height of the firm's commercial and creative powers.
Purchased from Jo-Ann Reisler. Linda F. and Julian L. Lapides Fund.
--Laura Wasowicz, Curator of Childrens' Literature
"One day I am visited by a collector of ordination sermons; the next, by
a collector of 4th of July orations; then comes a collector of geography;
another wants religious newspapers; another wants every book printed in
New York before 1700. I accommodate myself to all; for I want every thing
and collect every thing, and I have more zeal than the whole of them: and
in this way I am kept very busy."
~Christopher Columbus Baldwin
3rd Librarian of AAS