This past Saturday, Ted and I visited a HUGE warehouse filled with tons of old books, cabinet cards, photos, ledgers, newspapers, advertisements, magazines, letters, oh...it goes on and on.
We'd been there before, but I never knew there was an upstairs and they were having a book sale! I left with 8 antique children's books with the saw-weetest pictures and thought I'd share some with you.
The books are from the 1930s-1950s.
Most are Whitman and Rand McNally, probably my favorite publishers of children's books. They always have the cutest images.
Children playing, cute little animals, elves and pixies, even Raggedy Ann and Andy!
ABCs, rhymes, counting, poems, games - so much for kids to do long before they had computers!
Unfortunately, the kids were getting very impatient (there was no air-conditioning upstairs and it was pretty hot and dusty), so I didn't have as much time as I'd prefer to go through them all. But, we'll be back!
In the meantime, I've listed these on Etsy should someone want to use the images for crafting. I'm getting addicted to these old images for my ATCs and art journaling. I've got cut out pics filling shoebox-sized boxes and bins.
You can never have enough though!
Just ask any artist. You need the right tools for the job. You wouldn't expect a plumber to show up without a plunger would you?