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The Owl and the Fox

Shaped books were part of the McLoughlin Brothers line from 1858, but really became a staple starting in the 1890s. Classic titles like Simple Simon, Robinson Crusoe, and The Owl and the Fox were produced in this format, along with new stories about…

“Mother! Oh, if She Were Only Here,” from The Story of Teddy the Bear

Written and illustrated by artist Sarah Noble Ives, this book tells the story of a little bear cub separated from its mother. By naming her protagonist “Teddy,” Ives gave a nod to President Theodore Roosevelt and a famous 1902 incident in which…


Georgina A. Davis (ca. 1852–1901) was trained at the Cooper Union Female School of Design, exhibited paintings and etchings in Boston and New York, and supported herself for over thirty years as a commercial illustrator. During the decades between…

Pied Piper Playing for the Children

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…