Recent Acquisition

Accordion-Fold Picture Book

Royal Picture Gallery. New York: McLoughlin Bros., 1894.

picture book

This extremely rare accordion-fold picture book contains lavish chromolithograph images of children and animals at work and play. There is no text, so the focus is upon these pictures portraying an array of both commonplace and fantastical scenes, such as children frolicking in a barnyard, and animals on parade dressed in Sunday-best costume. The stories about these images would only be limited to a child's imagination.
Purchased from John Grossman. Ruth E. Adomeit Fund.

- Laura E. Wasowicz, Curator of Children's Literature

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