Category: children

Child’s bench made in the 17th century.


1664 Caesar van Everdingen – Portrait of a two-year-old boy with an apple and a finch

(Cannon Hall, South Yorkshire)

Antique Dolls, from Wood and Wax to Kewpie


We’ve been looking at one of our favorite illustrators represented in our special collections of children’s books: Boris

Artzybasheff (1899-1965). The Russian-born American illustrator is perhaps most widely known for illustrating more than 200 covers of Time magazine between 1941 and 1965. These beautiful images above are from our copy of his 1928 edition of The Fairy Shoemaker, and Other Fairy Poems

Folk Art painting of children at the zoo by Clara Louise Bell, c. mid-20th century.

(Via eBay.)

Happy May Day aka International Workers Day from the Soviet Union!

Postcard by V. Shibayev, 1967.


Black Is Beautiful: Why Black Dolls Matter

Cyanide, Uranium, and Ammonium Nitrate: When Kids Really Had Fun With Science


Women and Children: The Secret Weapons of World War I Propaganda Posters

Flintstones vitamin ad, 1969.