Our Pet's A B C: A Picture Alphabet Book for LIttle Folks by Fannie E. Ostrander


Our Pet's A B C: A Picture Alphabet Book for LIttle Folks. One page is devoted to each letter and contains a short, rhyming poem which describes the activity going on in an accompanying black and white illustration. The illustrations and introductory letters have been colored in with crayons. There are also 13 one-page childhood stories, which feature black and white illustrations that have mostly been colored over.

The front cover features a multi-color illustration of two blonde-haired little girls grooming their pet dog. The inside front and back cover pages contain two identical black and white illustrations of a seated girl drawing a flower and a seated boy drawing a stick figure. These have been colored in with crayons also. The title page and facing inside cover page contain black and white illustrations of children and their toys. This volume is 40 pages in length and was printed ca. 1890-1900. The inside front cover page contains the following inscription: “To Julia From Aunt Mattie, Xmas 1916.”

These stories were penned by Fannie E. Ostrander (1859–1921), an American writer, editor and teacher. Born in North Haven, Connecticut, Ostrander was a graduate of the Wisconsin State Normal School. She taught school for several years before going to work for a publishing house in Chicago in 1899. She wrote a series of magazine articles titled "New Lines of Thought", and wrote both prose and verse for a number of magazines. She wrote a number of novels and books for children, as well.

Charles E. Graham & Company was a publisher active in New York City from the late 19th to the early 20th Centuries. This house published a wide variety of juvenile literature, from classics such as Grimm’s Fairy Tales and The Three Little Pigs to original children’s story books.

Date Made: ca 1890-1900

Place Made: United States: New York, New York City

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Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Richard Lodish American School Collection

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2017.3049.81Nonaccession Number: 2017.3049Catalog Number: 2017.3049.81

Object Name: book

Physical Description: paper (overall material)ink (overall material)Measurements: overall: 9 3/4 in x 7 1/4 in x 1/4 in; 24.765 cm x 18.415 cm x .635 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-ae88-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1965011

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