Posts tagged watercolor

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.

Plates painted by child reader (and a painted chicken). 

From various pages of The Beautiful Book for Little Children (1875). [Here]

Note: As a scholar and enthusiast of the Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature, this is an especially exciting find. The rare books cataloging phrase used to describe texts like these is “Baldwin Library copy illustrations are hand-colored: probably by young owner.” More “young owner” books digitized at the UFDC. —kcw