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"The Remarkable Convenience of Hoops for Young Mothers in the Country", by George Cruikshank, Harper's Weekly, 1857.

Greenwich Fair (riotous country dance) by George Cruikshank, Sketches by Boz, 1836. Archives.org

Removing the matte that originally encircled the portrait of the child revealed the lovely hidden mother, unseen since the day of framing.

Dressing gown Date: 1835–40 Culture: American or European Medium: cotton

Costume Parisien 1813 Lady wears a redingote playing shuttlecock

"A Map of the Open Country of Woman's Heart, by A Lady", published by D.W. Kellog & Co., Hartford, CT, c. 1833-1842. From the collection of the American Antiquarian Society, gift of Charles H. Taylor More info: http://twonerdyhistorygirls.blogspot.com/2011/11/map-of-open-country-of-womans-heart-c.html


Bookplate of: Heath's Circulating Library Joseph Heath (1700-1757)

bathing cap

Anne Frank with her mother and sister. Frankfurt, Germany, 1933.

Mother and Child from Northern Italy, Ellis Island 1905; NYPL Digital Gallery

March 1936. "Mother and baby of family of nine living in field on U.S. Route 70 near the Tennessee River." This picture is amazing, look at their clothes and the dirt. Jeez, I'm sitting here in my modest house with Internet, food, warmth, cooling, two cars and a glass of wine. They have no shoes.

George Cruikshank’s Comic Alphabet

The Umbrella by George Cruikshank

Fashionables of 1817, by George Cruikshank. Museum of London

George Cruikshank’s Comic Alphabet

Your Parents Plus Texting, What Could Possibly Go Wrong? – 21 Pics

George Cruikshank

© The Trustees of the British Museum Bon ton. Hand-coloured etching, George Cruikshank

George Cruikshank print

George Cruikshank : Oliver Twist