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Children's Favorite, Animals & Birds

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First published in 1866, this copy of Children’s Favorite Animals & Birds was retained as a plate house copy by McLoughlin Brothers and was filed in its archives for reference. The book was one of six titles in the Favorite Series, which…

“Jack and the Bean Stalk.” In The Jolly Jump-Up’s Favorite Nursery Stories

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The Jolly Jump-Up pop-up books first appeared in 1939 and featured an American family and their adventures (seeing the circus, going on vacation, buying a house). The series also contained titles for younger children, including an ABC book, a…

A.B.C. of Objects for Home and School. Kindergarten First Book

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During the golden era, McLoughlin Brothers continued to produce products that appealed to a broad age range of readers, from pre-readers to advanced students. McLoughlin Brothers also continued to work collaboratively with other publishers when it…

Aunt Louisa's Golden Gift

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Henry W. Herrick (1824–1906) was a prolific illustrator and art instructor, creating images for Harper’s Weekly and Appleton’s, as well as book illustrations for Hurd & Houghton, Louis Prang & Company, and McLoughlin Brothers. He taught…

The Home Primer

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Robert H. Elton (1806–1863) and John McLoughlin Sr. joined forces as book publishers in New York in 1851. Both had printing experience in the city prior to this endeavor, with McLoughlin printing at the New York Times in 1827 before setting up his…

The New Pretty Village Toy. Church Set

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The New Pretty Village tabletop toy was one of the more elaborate paper toys issued by McLoughlin Brothers. It was offered in three models (four buildings, eight buildings, or the whole village with sixteen buildings) and was first released as “The…

Struwelpeter [Stewelpeter]

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Heinrich Hoffmann’s Slovenly Peter (also called Struwwelpeter or Struwel-Peter) stories were translated from German for the American market around 1850. McLoughlin Brothers issued multiple versions of Hoffmann’s cautionary tales, as well as new…

Over the Hills, a Collection of Juvenile Pictures in Colors

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Because of the overwhelming popularity of English picture books featuring dainty children in antique dress drawn by English illustrator Kate Greenaway (1846–1901), McLoughlin Brothers hired American artist Ida Waugh to create illustrations in a…

Young Artist Painting Book

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Many of McLoughlin Brothers’ non-picture book products were also steady sellers. Even though competitors in Philadelphia and Europe had been selling them for over a decade, painting and coloring books were not introduced by McLoughlin until 1882.…

Pied Piper Playing for the Children

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From its earliest days until the twentieth century, McLoughlin Brothers published many editions of the traditional rhymes of Mother Goose, often reusing artwork from edition to edition. The original watercolors for Mother Goose were kept on file and…