Tag Archives: Children

1862: Billedbog

Pages from a scrapbook billedbog (Danish: “picture book”) made by Hans Christian Andersen and his friend Adolph L. Drewsen for eight-year-old Jonas Drewsen. Andersen and Drewsen both contributed to the collages and wrote stories and poems around the pictures and in … Continue reading

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1903: The Hierophant was Petrifying

Walt MacDougall: Illustration for “MacDougall’s Stories for Good Children,” February 22, 1903 (source)

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1921: The Roosters and the Fox

Chaim Nachman Bialik: The Roosters and the Fox; Omanut Press, ca. 1921 (source)

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1958: Don’t Cross Our Mom’s Picket Line

International Ladies Garment Workers Union picket line at Michele Frocks, Scranton PA, 1958 (source)

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1880: The House

Illustration from The Children’s Object Book (F. Warne & Co., 1880’s) (source)

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1976: Kids and Comics

“12-year-old Freddie Lewis, left, and Marshall Beck, both of San Diego’s Normal Heights neighborhood, set aside superhero comics to check out a copy of ‘Howard the Duck’ in 1976. (Dennis Huls / San Diego Historical Society)” (source)

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2013: A Child’s Map

Sweden was the first country to outlaw corporal punishment of children—in 1979. As of 2013, when this map was produced by Save the Children, 52 countries had done so.

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