Accordion-Fold Picture Book
Royal Picture Gallery. New York: McLoughlin Bros., 1894.
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
"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