“Mistress widow!” cried the shirt-collar, “little mistress widow, I am getting very warm! I am turning quite another being, all my creases are coming out; you are burning a hole in me! Ugh! I propose to you!”
Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen.
Henry Altemus Company: Philadelphia. Ca 1920.
4 thoughts on “Talking Laundry!”
There’s some great stuff here on your blog!
In fact I scanned a bunch of etchings from one of my father’s old books recently – published over 100 years ago, the images are quite incredible.
They’re not filled with Japanese wonder stuff though, so definitely unsuitable for my own site. But they really suit something like this blog. I’d be happy to share them if you’re interested…let me know.
What a kind offer. Thank you so very much. So far I have only used images from my collection. I too have lots of images that don’t fit into my Elephant’s Picture Book, but someday I may just blast them all out there in one out of order kind of week or something. Perhaps we should begin one of these (perpetual) WP events – “A Week of Other Stuff” – everyone could step outside their format and share all their goodies!
Thank you again for your thoughtful offer,
The iron. Oh, that iron.
Yes, it is a big clunky one! The shirt collar is talking to her and asks her to marry him! A talking shirt collar!!!!!!