Vol 55, No 7 (1994)

July/ August

Cover Page
This picture of a summer cyclist captures the splen­dor of tum-of-the-century children's book illustra­tion. It is taken from Young America's ABC and Pretty Picture Book(l899), published by Mcloughlin Brothers, a New York firm that pioneered the de­velopment of color printing techniques from its in­ception in the 1850s through the first half of the 20th century. This book is one of some 1,500 Mcloughlin picture books available at the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts. The Society's collection of early American children's books contains 17,000 titles. With funding granted by the National Endow­ment for the Humanities, the Society is cata­loging its 19th-century books into RLIN.