February 7, 2014
Name erased from doorway.
From the front matter of Juvenile Sketch Book: or, Token for New Year (1828). Original from Harvard University. Digitized November 6, 2007.

Name erased from doorway.

From the front matter of Juvenile Sketch Book: or, Token for New Year (1828). Original from Harvard University. Digitized November 6, 2007.

September 6, 2013

Child-painted illustrations.

Throughout Near Home: or, The Countries of Europe Described by Favell Lee Mortimer (1866). Original from Princeton University. Digitized February 14, 2008.

May 29, 2013
Drawing.
From p. 98 of Poems for Children by Celia Thaxter (1884). Original from Harvard University. Digitized November 28, 2007.

Drawing.

From p. 98 of Poems for Children by Celia Thaxter (1884). Original from Harvard University. Digitized November 28, 2007.

April 2, 2013
Scribble.
From the back matter of Lullaby Land: Songs of Childhood by Eugene Field (1897). Original from Princeton University. Digitized September 18, 2008. 

Scribble.

From the back matter of Lullaby Land: Songs of Childhood by Eugene Field (1897). Original from Princeton University. Digitized September 18, 2008. 

March 29, 2013

Child-painted illustrations.

Throughout History of England, In Words of One Syllable by Helen W. Pierson (1884). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized March 2, 2007.

March 18, 2013

The child’s hand.

Throughout (and around) English Grammar in Lectures: Designed to Render Its Principles Easily Adapted to the Mind of the Young Learner, and Its Study Entertaining by Lorenzo F. Hamlin (1833). Original from Harvard University. Digitized September 1, 2007.

March 5, 2013

Child-painted or workshop-stenciled plates.

Throughout Rhymes for My Children (1839). Original from Harvard University. Digitized October 29, 2008.

March 4, 2013

Child-painted plates.

Throughout Rainbows for Children by Caroline Sturgis Tappan (1848). Original from Harvard University. Digitized October 3, 2007.

March 4, 2013
Neon moiré and thematic foxing.
From p. 80 of Tales of the Village Children by Francis Edward Paget (1844). Original from Harvard University. Digitized September 12, 2007.

Neon moiré and thematic foxing.

From p. 80 of Tales of the Village Children by Francis Edward Paget (1844). Original from Harvard University. Digitized September 12, 2007.

January 27, 2013

Neon moiré.

Throughout Childhood: Its Care and Culture by Mary Allen West (1892). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized July 22, 2009.

January 21, 2013
Child-painted frontispiece of King Philip. 
From The History of King Philip’s War; Also of Expeditions Against the French and Indians in the Eastern Parts of New-England, in the Years 1689, 1690, 1692, 1696 and 1704 by Benjamin Church (1825). Original from the University of California. Digitized November 29, 2007.

Child-painted frontispiece of King Philip

From The History of King Philip’s War; Also of Expeditions Against the French and Indians in the Eastern Parts of New-England, in the Years 1689, 1690, 1692, 1696 and 1704 by Benjamin Church (1825). Original from the University of California. Digitized November 29, 2007.

January 10, 2013
Child-colored plate.
From the title page of Olney’s First Lessons in Arithmetic by Edward Olney (1884).Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized September 9, 2009.

Child-colored plate.

From the title page of Olney’s First Lessons in Arithmetic by Edward Olney (1884).Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized September 9, 2009.

January 3, 2013

Elizabeth Whitmore Junior
died May the 7th about for
O Clock in the forenoon
in 1758

My dafter dear, that was so faire
That god did, from us take
my wife and I, are like to die
with grief and pain, our hearts do ach,
Our beloved tender Child..

May 7th Sunday 1758 
Short was my life, longer my rest may be..
Cut off in youth, as you may plainly se..
Nurst up with care, for parrents dear had I.
Which Loved me well, and Griev’d to se me die.
Weep not dear parrents, but pray be Content
For unto you dear frends, I was but lent
Our loving dafter we adore [?] ..
She his gone from us for evermore.

Could someone have been designing her headstone?

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Throughout Three Decades of Sermons, Lately Preached to the University by Henry Wilkinson (1660). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized June 13, 2007.

December 12, 2012
A child tries to copy the printer’s statement. 
From An Exposition of the Prophesie of Hosea by Jeremiah Burroughs (1643). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized June 11, 2007.

A child tries to copy the printer’s statement. 

From An Exposition of the Prophesie of Hosea by Jeremiah Burroughs (1643). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized June 11, 2007.

August 28, 2012

Neon moiré.

Throughout Mark Hopkins Institute Review of Art, v. 1 (1899). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized May 13, 2008.