Five Pennies to Spend

Five Pennies to Spend

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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.

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.

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Object Name
Date made
Young, Miriam
Simon and Schuster
Malvern, Corinne
Simon and Schuster
place made
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 8 in x 6 3/4 in x 1/4 in; 20.32 cm x 17.145 cm x.635 cm
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Credit Line
Gift of Joanne M. and William R. Bruegman III
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