Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Children's Book Illustrations by Maud & Miska Petersham, 1925 - 26 (flickr link)

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These illustrations are from a couple of books that my Mom had as a little kid - - 'Tales Told in Holland' and 'Nursery Friends From France'.

They were part of the 'My Travelship' series, published by Olive Beaupre Miller's Bookhouse For Children.

The series was intended to educate children about different cultures of the world.

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Both books were published just a few years before husband-and-wife team Maud and Miska Petersham began writing children's books as well as providing illustrations.

Biographical Note: (via Northwest Digital Archives)

"Born September 20, 1888 in Hungary, Miska Petersham came to the U.S. in 1912.
"He met Maud Fuller (born August 5, 1890) when both were working for the advertising agency International Art Service in New York, and they were married in 1917.
"Their first book was published in 1929, and they went on to have lengthy careers as authors and illustrators of children's books.
"They won the Caldecott Medal in 1946 for The Rooster Crows: A Book of Children's Rhymes and Jingles.
"Miska Petersham died May 15, 1960.
"Maud Petersham died November 29, 1971."

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