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Good Advice from the Howland family 

My most recent journey through TC’s collection of historic children's  literature has led me to the early 1850’s, Worcester, Massachusetts. Good Advice for Boys and Girls was published by Southworth Allen (S.A.) Howland, a printer and direct descendant of John Allen, one of the original passengers aboard the Mayflower.  The image on the book cover …

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The McLoughlin Bros. of New York 

The McLoughlin Bros. were a New York based publisher of children’s books from 1828-1920. They were known for implementing innovative color printing techniques in their children’s books. The stories they published were often “bowdlerizations” or retellings of well known children’s stories but they also published religious, moralist and other education texts. (Bowdlerizations are considered to …

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The First Children’s Book 

As a TC intern and future librarian, I spend a fair amount of time looking for things at the library.  It will probably come as no surprise to any of you to find out that TC has an incredible collection of historical children’s literature.  Thinking you too may be curious to see what lives in …

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