Vintage Mother Goose Paint Book Pages

These are pages from a late 1930s paint book.  The 128 pages appear to be drawn by several illustrators, which was not usual in these very old coloring books. I think these Mother Goose pages have a unique and interesting style. Of course, I was also thinking they would make wonderful quilt blocks, but I might remove the borders and fill in the missing lines on some of the characters.  A few of the pages were colored in, and I didn’t take the time to completely clean them up.

Update:  Recently I discovered some line drawings by Fern Bisel Peat which are very similar in style to these — I think these uncredited illustrations may be hers.

Mammoth Paint Book
Whitman Publishing, 1939

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