Art in the Nursery

Art in the Nursery

Art in the Nursery.  Pictures for Baby to Draw. And Pictures for Baby to Laugh At.  Boston: D. Lothrop & Co., ca. 1879. 

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This small oblong (5 ¼ x 7 ½ inch) book imitates in miniature the format of drawing books for older children and youth.  The chromolithographed cover depicts boys and girls together creating artwork in their own nursery studio, reflecting the late nineteenth-century attitude toward childhood as a time devoted to wholesome play and learning through artistic creativity.

Adopted by Chris Loker and John Windle

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