Five Pennies to Spend

Description (Brief):

Five Pennies to Spend, by Miriam Young with illustrations by Corinne Malvern and published by Simon & Schuster in New York, New York, in 1955.

Description (Brief)

Raised in New Jersey, Corinne Malvern (1901-1956) was a child actress who, along with her sister, performed in traveling plays, vaudeville and movies. After an accident in her teens, Malvern was forced to give up her acting career and later attended the Art Students League of New York. Proficient in watercolor, pastel, paint, pencil and ink, she launched a career as a commercial artist, and was known for her fashion illustrations and magazine covers. Shortly after, she teamed up with her sister, a children’s author, and began drawing children’s books. She illustrated seventeen Little Golden Books, including Doctor Dan, Nurse Nancy, How Big?, Susie’s New Stove, and 5 Pennies to Spend.

Date Made: 1955

Publisher: Simon & SchusterPrinter: Western Publishing Co., Inc.Author: Young, MiriamIllustrator: Malvern, Corinne

Subject: Children's Literature


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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of Western Publishing Company, Inc. (through Richard Bernstein)

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: COLL.GOLDNBK.000006Accession Number: 1992.0634

Object Name: book and drawing

Physical Description: paper (overall material)ink (overall material)


Record Id: nmah_1436630

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