Look at these beautiful oil cloth school books that belonged to my grandfather. I found some information about these treasures on line…
6 ¾” x 4 ¼” NOAH’S ARK, Father Tuck’s “Dolly Dear ABC” Series, original and Copyright 1899, by Raphael Tuck & Sons Co. No.#2320. Very rare and in oilcloth. Also says Artistic Series Trademark on back.
McLoughlin Bros., Inc. was a New York publishing firm active between 1828 and 1920. The company was a pioneer in color printing technologies in children’s books. The company specialized in retellings or bowdlerizations of classic stories for children. The artistic and commercial roots of the McLoughlin firm were first developed by John McLoughlin, Jr. (1827-1905) who made his younger brother Edmund McLoughlin (1833 or 4-1889) a partner in 1855. By 1886, the firm published a wide range of items including cheap chapbooks, large folio picture books, linen books, puzzles, games and paper dolls. Many of the earliest and most valuable board games in America were produced by McLoughlin Brothers of New York. In 1920 the corporation was sold to Milton Bradley & Company. McLoughlin ceased game production at this time, but continued publishing their picture books.
Father Tuck’s Nursery Rhymes, untearable Linen, ABC’s, published by Raphael Tuck & Sons Co, early 1900’s, original, little wear from age.
From the Gourmet Farm Girl’s personal collection