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Friday, February 17, 2012

Little Vintage Storybooks

This is the cutest book! The cover is missing and I forgot to take pictures of the title page (which was a total mistake because it has such awesome graphics).
The title for the book is "The Popular Kiddie Picture-Motion Book" by Mary S. Child and with pictures by Violet La Mont. 
A Popular Digest Book from 1944. I think the little girl in fifth and sixth pictures looks just like Avery! What do you think Corey?
Another neat thing about this book is on the copyright page is has a little blurb about how this book was manufactured in strict conformity with Government regulations for saving paper. Do any of you out there have a book that says that? I've never seen that before...but I don't have many from the WWII time period. I wonder if this means the book was printed on recycled paper? It definitely has a stiffer feel and has really held up (despite the missing cover) so well!


  1. oh, what a sweet, sweet book! I love how the illustrations open up to a different picture! Yes, the little girl does look like Avery! Especially when I do her hair in braids! Thanks so much for linking up!!

  2. i love that book! the circus horse is especially pretty!

  3. Although I would never destroy a beautiful book like this, some of the images would look beautiful framed in a nursery.Rx


    1. I've thought the same thing! But you are totally right...it would be a shame to take it apart. I don't think I"ll ever be able to do that. The pictures are so vivid and beautiful though...I wish I could look at them everyday! :-)

  4. LOVE vintage children's books! I found an adorable vintage book that was ripped so I decided to make art out of the pages and put it in my twin's room.