Eat, Beat, Cry!

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“Away He Run”

Tom, Tom, the piper’s son,

Stole a pig, and away he run;

The pig was eat,

And Tom was beat,

And Tom ran crying down the street.

Illustration:  Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son.  Mother Goose  -  Volland Popular Edition.  Edited by Eulalie Osgood Grover.  Illustrated by Frederick Richardson.  Published by P. F. Volland Company:  New York, Chicago & Toronto.  1921.

Mother Goose  –  Volland Popular Edition.

Edited by Eulalie Osgood Grover.

Illustrated by Frederick Richardson.

Published by P. F. Volland Company:  New York, Chicago & Toronto.  1921.

8 thoughts on “Eat, Beat, Cry!

    1. I agree and I like the pigs coloring! Now today it is me who wants a happy ending – I’m sad he runs off and eats the pig.
      Thank you for your feedback – I look for a long time at the illustrations and I like to read about what other people see when they look at them – sometimes its something that didn’t even stand out for me.
      Elephant

      1. I felt the same way about the pig. I am awfully soft-hearted and I love a happy ending.

        I enjoy examining the pictures. And for some reason I decided to go further and looked up this illustrator on the internet and learned that she did quite a lot of work, which might not have been so usual back then. So even more pleasure from just this one picture! And I like to think she’d be amazed and gratified that people still remember her and her work.

        1. Dear Claudia,

          I am so happy that you took that next step – you found an artist you are interested in – my work here is done . . .

          While I agree with everything you have said – I do not entirely agree with you here (well, I do agree with you but I want to bend this a bit). I hope she would not be amazed – I hope she would be satisfied (vindicated?) – her art lives on and is appreciated as it should be. I don’t think a man from that era would be amazed that his work was being appreciated 100 + years later. He would just think it was about time and about right! The world for women then was not as it is today.

          It must have taken a great deal of effort to find a place in illustration, but women did have a chance in this profession way back when. I just hope she would be satisfied that her genius is alive right now as expressed by your interest! Also, your observation that her work is all over the internet – that would really knock anyone from that era down!

          Thank you for your attention to detail,
          Elephant

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