Mother Goose's Melodies, 1850-1858

Summary

As a teenager in the 1840s, John McLoughlin, Jr. (1827-1905) learned wood engraving and printing at his father's New York publishing firm. Around 1850, he took over the business and began publishing books, like this copy of "Mother Goose Melodies," under his own name. Hand-colored illustrations accompany a few of the traditional nursery rhymes that fill the book's pages.

As a teenager in the 1840s, John McLoughlin, Jr. (1827-1905) learned wood engraving and printing at his father's New York publishing firm. Around 1850, he took over the business and began publishing books, like this copy of "Mother Goose Melodies," under his own name. Hand-colored illustrations accompany a few of the traditional nursery rhymes that fill the book's pages.

Artifact

Book

Date Made

1850-1858

Collection Title

Book Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2019.0.3.99

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)
Bookbinding (Process)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 5.625 in

Width: 4.375 in

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