The Acquisitions Table: Pictures for Baby to Draw

Art in the Nursery.  Pictures for Baby to Draw. And Pictures for Baby to Laugh At. Boston: D. Lothrop & Co., ca. 1879.

This small oblong (5 ¼ x 7 ½ inch) book imitates in miniature the format of drawing books for older children and youth.  The chromolithographed cover depicts boys and girls together creating artwork in their own nursery studio, reflecting the late nineteenth-century attitude toward childhood as a time devoted to wholesome play and learning through artistic creativity.

Purchased from Judith Richards.  Linda & Julian Lapides Fund.

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  1. miky

    I have the book: Art in the Nursery. Pictures for Baby to Draw. And Pictures for Baby to Laugh At. Boston: D. Lothrop & Co., ca. 1879. I would like to sell it could you please guide me on how much I should sell it for and where? The cover has some damage… so if you could give me an idea for one in perfect condition then I could lower it…
    Thank you for any help you could provide since I have not sold my antique books before.

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