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1904 Saalfield's Muslin Book "Baby's Friends" ANTIQUE Fabric Cloth RARE

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Here is a delightful & colorful muslin book by Saalfield from 1904 titled "Baby's Friends" that is very rare. Contains beautifully illustrated limerick type stories of children around the world.

Cover is marked: "Saalfield's Musline Books, Akron, O., The Saalfield Pub. Co. Chicago, New York, Copyright 1904 by The Saalfield Pub. Co.

This book is in good, as found vintage condition. The colors & text are still very bright, although the muslin cloth has darkened from age & dust. Approx. 7 3/4" x 9" in size with 16 illustrated pages including front & back covers. There are vertical creases that occurred during storage, frayed edges & a few small dark brown stains. Please zoom photos for details.

Here's a summary of how each page begins:
Wing Ling Foo is a Chinese Lad. . .
A jolly young "tar" Sailed from afar. . .
Ho, Ho! the circus is coming to town!
Fat Dutch Peter Sat on a teeter. . .
Sturdy Russian Ludaminsky. . .
Down from Ben Lomond one bright summer day. . .
Only barefoot newsy Dan But he's a hustling little man!
Ichino, a wee Japanese Maid. . .
Big Cousin Paul Says I can't play foot-ball. . .
Piccaninny Sambo Hails from Paramaribo. . .
My name is Hezekiah Obadiah. . .
Rat-a-tat, hear the drum!
Hurrah for the snow! I'm an Eskimo. . .
Wapakoneta is an Indian brave. . .

As this cloth book is more than 100 years old, it would make a perfect addition to any children's book collection or to use in creative sewing projects!

From my cousin's personal collection.

1904 Saalfield's Muslin Book "Baby's Friends" ANTIQUE Fabric Cloth RARE


  • Vintage item from 1900 - 1909
  • Materials: muslin, ink
  • Only ships within United States.
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