Sunday, June 26, 2011

Antique Illustrated Children's Rhyme Page

Aren't these quaint?--and very oldfashioned! They are from a simpler time, when the advent of TV had not reached our homes, and when even radio had not become a home word. Though many homes could play recorded music on their Gramaphones, most children either played outside for the most part or would linger over a picture book filled with tales of olden times. And these might come out of an even simpler time for that reason, barring the steamship picture, of course.
I like how every simple line has more meaning than our first reading may give us. For there are stories behind some of these rhymes which are unsaid but which make their presence felt through simplicity.
Thank you for coming by. We hope you'll enjoy our latest addition into the collection, and that you or your children may find a fun way to use any of the images included in this page.
Happy Creativity!

Children's Rhyme Page c. 1910

Black and White
Downloadable Version HERE

Original Look
Downloadable Version HERE

Scanned Imagery courtesy PPS Archives
Free for Public Domain Use


see you there! said...

These illustrations are great. I particularly like the crow, I have a crow thing going on in my head, haven't done anything creative with it yet tho.


artistamyjo said...

This is soooooooooo sweet!
Thanks for sharing and thanks for the lovely comment on my blog.

Mara said...

Hi Rose!
Glad you liked my little house of birds there in blog Scrap For Help.
I love your blog and have turned follower, these images are Linas, thank you for providing them.
Kisses from Brazil!

Ann said...

too cute!! love these. my grandkids love rhyming..they'll have such fun coloring the black and white version! the original i downloaded for me!!
thanks so much for this!!!

saltbox treasures said...

Hi. It's nice to meet you. I'll be back to check out more of your graphics. I love vintage graphics.
Thanks so much for making them available to us.
~ Julie

Plush Possum Studio said...

Hi Darla: Thanks for stopping by! I know about the crow thing I have another bird I favor, a western bird called the Flicker. I'm wild to collect their feathers, and have a few already!

Amy: I calls 'em as I sees 'em!

Mara: I LOVE your little bird house. It is too cute for words! And thank you for joining us here and for your Follow!!!
I hope to visit you again soon!

Ann: Glad you could use something. You know, I have a few things cooking behind the scenes for your grandkids--or anybody's kids/grandkids. Hope you'll like 'em!

saltbox: So glad you could be here! ANd you are quite welcome. Stop by any time!

You all are great. We just love getting comments from nice people like you.
Have a nice night!

Scott Niven said...

I love the wording on these! I used to have an old children's book I'd read to my son, and the style of this page you posted reminds me of that book. I'm going to have to see if I can dig it out. I always loved that book!

Plush Possum Studio said...

Scott: Good Morning! Thank you so much for your lovely comment. It's fun sharing an interest in the antique style of language for children--and us older folks, too!
I see poetry as key to every child's mind development, along with increasing memory skills. I used to memorize verses just for the fun of it when I was a child. I still enjoy that sort of mind exercise.
But poetry itself is so pleasing, it's a nice way to learn about language. And for people of all ages, I guess that's so.

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