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Ten Little Niggers

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McLoughlin Brothers issued its first edition of Ten Little Niggers around 1872. The extremely violent verses where individuals are killed off one by one until only one remains, are based on a blackface minstrel song of the same title which was first…

The History of the United States Told in One Syllable Words

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McLoughlin Brothers published many steady sellers with purely American content. In the early 1880s the firm hired New York author Josephine Pollard (1834–1892) to produce a series of easy readers for beginners focused on American subjects. A famed…

Cinderella or The Little Glass Slipper

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The tale of Cinderella is a title that McLoughlin Brothers tinkered with and published for decades. This linen-backed, “indestructible” 1896 edition is a McLoughlin Brothers press room “plate house copy” with editorial annotations. It was…

The Diverting History of John Gilpin

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The story of John Gilpin and his runaway horse was a perennial favorite with children in England and America. Rather than create original art for this circa 1881 printing of the tale, McLoughlin Brothers copied exactly the illustrations made in…

Cinderella or The Glass Slipper

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Cinderella was one of the first picture books issued by John McLoughlin Jr. after he took over Elton & Company. He used the blocks originally owned by his contemporary Edward Dunigan in the 1840s, but the young McLoughlin made sure that every…

Cinderella or The Little Glass Slipper

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Cinderella was a popular title throughout the nineteenth century, and was published by numerous firms, many of whom copied the edition issued by English engraver John Lewis Marks in the 1830s. This issue was published by the Albany firm of Erastus H.…

Cinderella or The Little Glass Slipper

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The Cinderella Series was among the McLoughlin Brothers output listed in its earliest extant publisher’s catalog from 1867 and remained a fixture in the firm’s line through 1920. Cinderella versions published during the heyday years at the end of…

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…

Fun From the Flowery Land

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One consistent and unfortunate element of human comedy is the tendency to use people unlike oneself to serve as the butt of a joke. The “not like me” approach was widely used by McLoughlin Brothers to sell comic picture books for children. In May…

Cinderella

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British artist “Richard André” (b. William Roger Snow (1834–1907)) first worked with McLoughlin Brothers to illustrate the children’s travel picture book By Land & Water in 1887; it is quite probable that out of this relationship came…