Antique Children's Books Part Two – Our Darlings Day 1 – Miss Interference

I had such “Joyous Times” transcribing the stories in Joyous Times that I’m going to continue with another book. It is Our Darlings, that I found in a wonderful antique book store in York, England, while on my tour of England,  Scotland,  and Wales in 2010. I’m going to post the an image of each page, … Continue reading Antique Children's Books Part Two – Our Darlings Day 1 – Miss Interference

Antique Children's Books Part One – Joyous Times Day 1 – The Concert and How Little Johnny Lost His Supper

I have an antique book called Joyous Times. It is a children’s book full of poems and stories (and pictures! ) for Victorian era children to enjoy.  It was printed and bound by M. A. Donohue at 407-429 Dearborn Street, Chicago. It was published very early 1900s (probably 1904) because the inscription says in pencil ‘Charles E. Roach from … Continue reading Antique Children's Books Part One – Joyous Times Day 1 – The Concert and How Little Johnny Lost His Supper

May Day is Here!

May 1st is May Day, which is traditionally celebrated with parades, games, and cake. Supposedly, children would do a ‘ribbon dance’ around a maypole, weaving ribbons of various colors to create a sort of braid. I wonder if they still do this? I have only heard about it in poems! Spring is my favorite season. … Continue reading May Day is Here!