More than anything else in the realm of cheapdom, the budget label record labels that dominated dime store, drug store, and grocery store racks in the 1950s and early 1960s are what these remind me of. (I'm not sure about that last sentence, but we'll continue.) Like the LPs and singles carelessly churned out by Royale, Waldorf, and Prom, these cheap kiddie books (put out by Lothrop Publ. Co., Charles E. Graham, M.A. Donohue, and others) recycled titles, cover art, and you-name-it without a second thought. Recently, I checked eBay in the hopes of replacing a rapidly crumbling cheap-volume gem of this type, and I found the right cover art and title--but the contents didn't match at all. (Thank goodness for eBay ad scans.) "How weird," I said to myself. Out loud. In my Media Room, so it was okay. Were these late 1800s/early 1900s publishers tossing things together as haphazardly and illogically as the cheapo record labels of yore? Looks like it.
So... two comic book-style pages, the front and back covers, the title page, and two Palmer Cox illustrations, including a Brownies panel (Cox is best-known for said cartoon characters). I can't get over the horrifying baby-holding-a-firecracker illustration on the back cover, but there it is. Just how genteel were the folks of Victorian and Edwardian days? Do genteel sorts hand lit firecrackers to their babies? Just saying.
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