Posts Written On September 08, 2009

The Happy Hour Paint Book

This coloring book was published by Whitman in 1934 and the binding is falling apart. Fortunately, all of the pages are intact — although some of them are colored in, they are neatly done. I love so many of the illustrations in this book — there are lots of simple designs that are very unusual and I will share those later.

There are just a few pages of these grid pictures and I’ve never seen anything quite like them. The child was supposed to copy the drawing on the grid below the picture, which I think was a cool idea. I really like the designs — they would look cute stitched on even-weave fabric.

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