Teaching About Mothers’ Love in 1901!

Illustration:  Cornfield Lullaby.  Kids of Many Colors. Written by Grace Duffie Boylan and Ike Morgan. Hurst and Company Publishers: New York. 1901.

“Cornfield Lullaby”

By o’ Babun, dark yo’ shinin’ eye,

Snuggle soft and calm;

‘For yo’ come I wanted foh to die –

Lambie, O mah lamb!

Ole brack Sin war standin’ at de door,

Lookin’ roun’ foh me;

But I ‘spect yo’se skeered him off, foh shore,

‘Case he’s lef’ me be.

Illustration:  Cornfield Lullaby.  Kids of Many Colors. Written by Grace Duffie Boylan and Ike Morgan. Hurst and Company Publishers: New York. 1901.

Kids of Many Colors.

By Grace Duffie Boylan and Ike Morgan.

Hurst and Company Publishers: New York. 1901.

 

 

SAMBO

Illustration: Sambo & Bo-Peep from Little Bo-Peep And Other Good Stories Henry Altemus Company: Philadelphia. 1905.

. . . he nearly had a fit at sight of Bo-Peep’s doll – Black Sambo – who sat in the nursery, . . The lambs were safely shut up in their wooden box every night by their little mistress, for she did not want to have to search for them again through glades of trees, unending rooms, or to ask news of them of a stupid real Black Sambo with a swelling face, who sang stupid songs.

Little Bo-Peep And Other Good Stories

Henry Altemus Company: Philadelphia. 1905.

Black Sambo & Little Bo-Peep!

Illustration:  Sambo & Bo-Peep from Little Bo-Peep And Other Good Stories  Henry Altemus Company: Philadelphia. 1905.

. . . he nearly had a fit at sight of Bo-Peep’s doll – Black Sambo – who sat in the nursery, . . The lambs were safely shut up in their wooden box every night by their little mistress, for she did not want to have to search for them again through glades of trees, unending rooms, or to ask news of them of a stupid real Black Sambo with a swelling face, who sang stupid songs.

Sambo-Bo-Peep

Little Bo-Peep And Other Good Stories

Henry Altemus Company: Philadelphia. 1905.

1905 – Twin Boys In A Cage!

Illustration:  Little Bo-Peep and Other Good Stories.  Henry Altemus Company: Philadelphia.  1905.

“BETTY’S GREAT HUMAN MENAGERIE”

When the Fairchild family went South to live, they engaged an old colored woman to cook for them. When she came, she brought with her little twin grandchildren, Pete and Abram. Betty Fairchild had not seen very many colored babies in her life, and she went quite wild with delight over these.

“Oh!” she said, “I wish I could keep them for my own, forever and always.”

But the trouble was that Pete and Abram did not want to be kept; they liked the little cabin where they had lived before better than Mr. Fairchild’s big house, and every morning they ran away, and their poor grandmother had to stop her work to run after them. Betty complained about it bitterly.

Little Bo-Peep And Other Good Stories

Illustration by Moser.

Henry Altemus Company: Philadelphia. 1905.

Billy Chews a Cue!

Illustration:  Billy Whiskers, Jr. and His Chums  By Frances Trego Montgomery.  Illustrated by Hugo von Hofsten.  The Saalfield, Publishing Company: Chicago, Akron, Ohio & New York. 1907.

Billy Wipes Out Old Scores

He would walk up and chew the pig-tail off the Chinaman’s head, as he would a straw rope. This would be the worst punishment he could possibly inflict on the Chinaman, and would wipe out old scores.

But what if his rope would not be long enough to reach the sleeping Chinaman. He advanced cautiously, and, oh joy! It would just allow him to touch the Chinaman’s head, and he could chew the cue off close to the scalp, which would make the man more angry than ever.

At first Billy chewed slowly and cautiously for fear of waking the Chinaman, but he soon saw he need have no fear. He was not to be awakened even by a thunder-bolt.

Billy Whiskers, Jr. and His Chums

By Frances Trego Montgomery.

Illustrated by Hugo von Hofsten.

The Saalfield, Publishing Company: Chicago, Akron, Ohio & New York. 1907.

Chinese New Year!

Illustration:  Chinese New Year from Kids of Many Colors

“New Year’s Day, China”

Pitter, patter, through the street,

Cling-a-ling, long;

Fire crackers, children,

And lantern song.

February’s rather late –

Bim-a-bam, bin! –

But the bells are bringing

The new year in.

Kids of Many Colors

By Grace Duffie Boylan and Ike Morgan

Hurst and Company Publishers: New York. 1909.

Happy Chinese New Year!

Illustration:  Chinese New Year from Kids of Many Colors

“New Year’s Day, China”

Pitter, patter, through the street,

Cling-a-ling, long;

Fire crackers, children,

And lantern song.

February’s rather late –

Bim-a-bam, bin! –

But the bells are bringing

The new year in.

 

Kids of Many Colors

By Grace Duffie Boylan and Ike Morgan

Hurst and Company Publishers: New York. 1909.