I do have a few new things to share, but while I get organized, I will finish up my Lost and Found Series.
I have a weakness for old books – have you noticed? Children’s books and picture books are especially hard to resist.
Here are two books that I recently found. One is a grade school songbook, quite the worse for wear.Published in 1947, it clearly belonged to Elizabeth and was very well-loved.
The best thing is that each song has little drawings with it.
[You can try click-to-enlarge, but I don't know if it will work. Picasa is being a pain right now.]
Today's other treasure is a 1952 edition of the Girl Scout Guide.
I love the illustrations that accompany the enthusiastic instructions for being a healthy person and a contributing member of society.
|No TV or computer!|
There’s not much in common between the two books, except for a certain charm and wholesomeness in the illustrations. This was still a pre-television generation - only 9% of U.S. households had them in 1950 (www. tvhistory.tv).
I wonder what a modern-day kid would do if faced with the entertainment choices from the 1940s or 50s?!