The Real Mother Goose
Images and some text extracts from The Real Mother Goose published by Rand McNally & Co. in Chicago, 1919.
It turns out that there is also a Project Gutenberg edition of this book, although the images are rather small and seem too dark. Let me know if you would like me to scan any of the images.
Pease Porridge Hot
a woman wearing a white apron is carrying a steaming hot pot of porridge; two children each have an empty bowl and a spoon. [more...]
Christmas is coming, the geese are getting fat,
Please to put a penny in an old man’s hat;
If you haven’t got a penny, a ha’penny will do;
If you haven’t got a ha’penny, God bless you! [more...]
A smiling good-natured bespectacled man wearing a light blue patterned nightgown fastened with a sash and a red and blue bobble-hat holds in his left hand a candlestick with a lighted candle. His right arm is raised with first finger extended as if to make a point. He wears red slippers and [...] [more...]
Two women stand on a path; one holds a basket under one arm and leads a small child with her other hand. the other faces away from us and has hands on hips. They exchange gossip under a tree. [more...]
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