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Poster Picture Book to Color — Peter Mabie, 1934

Last year I started scanning and cleaning this cute book by one of my favorite illustrators, Peter Mabie. About half of the 96 pages were uncolored, requiring only a little work in Photoshop to clean up the darkened paper. The remaining pages were all colored/scribbled on by a child using a black crayon (the most…

210 Things To Do, 1942 — The Doll Family at Home

Since many of you are probably experiencing snow and freezing temperatures, here is a fun indoor activity for your children or grandchildren. My younger sister and I loved these activity books when we were little and, because this book was published about a decade earlier, it is even cooler than the books I remember (the…

Poster Picture Book to color — Peter Mabie, 1934

At first I was just going to scan and clean my favorite pictures from this coloring book, but I had such a difficult time choosing among them, that I have decided to do the whole book.  I’m about halfway through the 96 pages now, so I’ll take a little break from this activity, and hopefully…

Poster Picture Book to color — Peter Mabie, 1934

This is a wonderful old coloring book that I’ve been wanting to share for some time.  Unfortunately, all but a few of the 96 pages have been colored with crayon, so each illustration requires a cleanup in Photoshop.  I shouldn’t complain, because I’m amazed that these books survive at all as the newsprint type paper…