No Such Word as Fail
First published in 1851, this is the moving story of young Robert, who has to make his way alone in the world after his mother dies in a Cholera epidemic. Such stories were common in the mid nineteenth century, drawing attention to the economic and spatial mobility of antebellum Americans: Robert’s mother was born wealthy, but died poor; his father was a distant figure who had ventured “out West” to make an uncertain living. This handsome title plate was chromolithographed by Thomas S. Sinclair (1805-1881).
Adopted by Susan Forgit in honor of Alexa