Why Put A Calf On The Wall?

Illustration:  Calf On The Wall.  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.

There was an old man,

And he had a calf,

And that’s half;

He took him out of the stall,

And put him on the wall,

And that’s all.

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.

10 thoughts on “Why Put A Calf On The Wall?

    1. Maybe they were smoking and drinking with their dog, and enjoying some soup! (past post jokes – probably only amusing if you are me!). The farmer does look like he could knock a few back.
      Elephant

      1. Hahaha yours and Middlemay Farm’s answers should be the official response to “Why put a calf on the wall?”

        1. Brenda, Brenda, Brenda! You are finding fun with our “conversation” – we always have a good time!
          Thanks – and I am sure I speak for the two of us when I offer you too some fun with smoking, drinking or SOUP!
          Elephant

  1. Because the calf asked? Because life was a little dull and they decided to liven things up? They were hoping to be noticed? I certainly did, love the colors of this illustration and the expressions on the man’s and the calf’s faces…

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