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Nursery Rhymes

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
The second children's wallpaper designed by Walter Crane. Nursery rhymes depicting Queen Anne seated in a swing receiving "ABC's" from Cupid. Miss Muffet and the spider, the plate and the spoon, Hey Diddle Diddle, the cat and the fiddle, the cow jumps over the moon while the little dog laughs. Miss Mouse being presented with a billet doux (sweet note) by Mr. Frog. The repeat is incomplete.

Nursery Rhymes

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Children's paper of nursery rhymes with Wynken, Blinken, and Nod, Little Bo Peep, Three Little Kittens, and Humpty Dumpty. Printed in brown, blue, and pink on a white ground.

Living in a World of Nursery Rhymes

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
143054_4722c7f649732d9b_b[1]As one of the best-known British decorative artists of the Arts and Crafts Movement, Walter Crane’s design touched upon the fields of books, textiles, wallpaper, stained glass, and ceramics. Children’s education played a considerably important part in the subject matter of Crane’s book illustration and wallpaper designs. In 1875, Crane (1845-1915) was commissioned by Jeffrey...

Living in a World of Nursery Rhymes

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
143054_4722c7f649732d9b_b[1]As one of the best-known British decorative artists of the Arts and Crafts Movement, Walter Crane’s design touched upon the fields of books, textiles, wallpaper, stained glass, and ceramics. Children’s education played a considerably important part in the subject matter of Crane’s book illustration and wallpaper designs. In 1875, Crane (1845-1915) was commissioned by Jeffrey...

Encyclia Nursery Rhyme

Smithsonian Gardens

Encyclia Nursery Rhyme

Smithsonian Gardens

Encyclia Nursery Rhyme

Smithsonian Gardens

As I have heard tell ... [sound recording] : English nursery rhymes / recited and sung by Vivienne Stenson ; recorded by Edith Fowke

Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
Program notes and texts of songs and rhymes (12 p. : ill.) inserted in container.

Vivienne Stenson, vocals and narration.

Rhyming around the Nursery

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Image shows a nursery wallpaper with images from different rhymes. Please scroll down to read the blog post about this object.Gazing at this carefully organized menagerie surrounded by creatures of all sorts and softly, scrolling vines, this wallpaper entices our eyes to flit from scene to scene. In one section, we notice a spider looming next to a small girl and in the next a mischievous cat plays a fiddle. As this continues, we slowly...

Charles Green Shaw manuscript for Mother Booze's nursery rhymes

Archives of American Art
Manuscript : 77 p. : typescript, ill. ; 28 x 22 cm. or smaller Date range based on bulk dates of collection.
Consists of typewritten poems which insert references to alcohol into traditional nursery rhymes. Only the cover and two illustrations have been scanned - one to accompany the poem beginning "there was a little girl" and the other for "Tom, tom, the piper's son."

Child's Nursery Rhyme Quilt

Anacostia Community Museum

Nursery Rhyme Cutout: Peter, Peter Pumkin-Eater [sculpture] / (photographed by Walter J. Russell)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
Walter J. Russell negative acquired by Peter A. Juley & Son.

Decoration for children's playroom on S.S. African Queen or S.S. Comet.

Dunn, Louise Meiere (daughter of artist), 1993.

Black-and-white study print (8x10).

Orig. negative: 8x10, Safety, BW.

Nursery rhymes, games and folksongs [sound recording] / sung by Cisco Houston

Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
Autobiographical information and songs texts ([2] p. : ill.) inserted in container.

Cisco Houston (1918-1961) was a vital figure in the early years of the Folk Music Revival, during the 1940's and 1950's, despite the reservations of some that his voice was "too good" for him to be successful as a folksinger. He frequently traveled with Woody Guthrie, adding mellifluous harmony to Woody's melody line. Cisco performed on six solo albums for Folkways Records (plus a summarizing Smithsonian Folkways album - SFW40059). On this recording, he directs his attention to young children, singing a variety of standard and a few lesser known songs for children. In some cases, he performs rhymes that are ordinarily recited, but for which he has provided some simple tunes. One noteworthy song is Woody Guthrie's "My Daddy" which informs children in terms they can understand of the interdependence of persons in different occupations. Liner notes provide information about Cisco plus the song lyrics.

Cisco Houston, vocals and guitar.

Nursery Rhyme Cutout: There was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe [sculpture] / (photographed by Walter J. Russell)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
Walter J. Russell negative acquired by Peter A. Juley & Son.

Decoration for children's playroom on S.S. African Queen or S.S. Comet.

Dunn, Louise Meiere (daughter of artist), 1993.

Black-and-white study print (8x10).

Orig. negative: 8x10, Safety, BW.

This little pig went to market

Smithsonian Libraries
The nursery rhyme.

Cover title.

At head of title: Price sixpence, or mounted on linen, one shilling.

Illustrations and cover design by Walter Crane.

Date of imprint, with a design date of 1869, from Spencer; Massé suggests publication date of 1869.

"Edmund Evans, engraver and printer ..." --P. [4] of cover.

Consists of 4 bifolia printed on one side, chromoxylographs with letterpress, saddle stitched in col. pictorial stiff paper wrapper; leaves 1 and 8 pasted down to inside of wrapper.

Spencer, Isobel. Walter Crane, p. 202

Massé, G.C.E. Walter Crane, p. 12

The baby's opera : a book of old rhymes, with new dresses / by Walter Crane ; engraved & printed in colours by Edmund Evans ; the music by the earliest masters

Smithsonian Libraries
"The tunes were collected and arranged by Walter Crane's sister [i.e. Lucy Crane]" --Osborne Coll., v. 1, p. 93.

Date of publication from NUC Pre-56, v. 126, p. 426

Gems from Mother Goose: Little Jack Horner

National Museum of American History

The baby's bouquet : a fresh bunch of old rhymes & tunes / arranged & decorated by Walter Crane ; cut & printed in colours by Edmund Evans ; a companion to The baby's opera ; the tunes collected & arranged by L.C. [i.e. Lucy Crane]

Smithsonian Libraries
Some of the rhymes are in French or German.

Date of publication from Spencer.

Spencer, I. Walter Crane, p. 203

Osborne Coll., v. 1, p. 93

Old Mother Hubbard

Smithsonian Libraries
Cover title.

Poem by Sarah C. Martin; illustrations by Walter Crane.

"Edmund Evans, engraver and printer" --P. [4] of cover.

Place of publication from publisher's advertisement on p. [4] of cover.

Massé and Konody cite a publication date of 1873; Spencer argues that this book was designed in 1873 and actually published in 1874.

At head of title: Price sixpence; on mounted linen, one shilling.

Leaf [1] and leaf 8 are pasted down to the inside of the book's cover.

Massé, G.C.E. Walter Crane, p. 12

Konody, P. Art of Walter Crane, p. 141

Spencer, I. Walter Crane, p. 56, 202

Hey diddle diddle and Baby bunting

Smithsonian Libraries
Cover title.

At head of title: One shilling.

Place and date of publication from Osborne Collection catalogue.

Described as "no. 10" of the series in Osborne Coll. catalogue, but series numbering does not appear on the item itself.

Osborne Coll., v. 1, p. 96
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