An affordable way to get great art is to frame a great illustration from a beloved book. I do it in my home and some pictures I have had up for years.
My store was started as a way to recycle, reuse beautiful old book illustrations from books that were damaged and unusable.
I had been framing them myself, but haven’t found a way to make that pay for itself, so now I mostly offer up the page, from a beautiful, damaged book, that you can frame yourself. It’s inexpensive and you can customize it.
This book is for sale on my Etsy site. It is titled “Young Years Library, Best Loved Stories and Poems” Book 4, edited by Augusta Baker, Children’s Coordinator at the NYC Public Library, 1965. I found an article about Augusta Baker by Barbara Bader in The Horn Book Magazine.
Bader writes, “In the children’s library world and beyond, Augusta Baker was known for two big things — transforming the image of blacks in children’s books and enlarging the reach of storytelling.” She also tells of the encounter with the poet Audre Lorde, who at 4 years old met Baker and credits her with instilling the love of literature and reading.
So you can see for yourself, in this delightful compilation, with sharp illustrations, and classic stories. The inside is in great condition, the edges of the cover are a bit beaten up, see the pictures at my listing.
1969, Pictures by T. Izawa and S. Hijikata
on sale tomorrow!
by Estelle Kellogg, @A.M.F.
I have done a long internet search and could find out nothing about these two facts.
@A.M.F must be the manufacturer of this print, and Estelle Kellogg worked for the WPA in Conneticut during the depression. I have seen one other nursery rhyme print that matches this, but nothing else. Does this make this rare? Valuable? What I do know, is that it is super cute, and would be so sweet in a little girl’s room.