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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Vintage Thingies Thursday




Look what day it is again! Seems Vintage Thingies Thursday hosted by Coloradolady always arrives right on time. Please join all her friends and see the great vintage items they have to share.




My friend and neighbor very graciously let me borrow some of her vintage books. I would like to share some of those with you today.

This little book was her very first reader back in 1935. For some reason, of all her school books, she chose to keep this reader. The cover is worn but the pages are in very good condition. Because of its age and care, my pictures are not too good.


It has a Copyright date of 1927-30.


She is one-fourth Choctaw Indian from Oklahoma. Due to this heritage, she has this 1951 version of "Hiawatha".




It contains some very nice color pages of this story. I chose to share a few with you.


The following are a few other books she saved and kept through the years.


I am sure you are familiar with "The Wizard of Oz", by L. Frank Baum. This is from 1944 and is in excellent condition.


This is a child's book called "Happy Times" from 1938, by American Book Co. It contains stories, word list, safety habits, and attitudes. Good condition.


This one is called "Spelling We Use" from 1950. Her brother used this when he was in the 8th grade. It, too, is in good condition.




Last and the least is this Big Little Book, "Woody Woodpecker", The Sinister Signal, by Walter Lantz. The best I can tell it is from the 1960's. It is rather worn on the cover, but the pages are good.

25 comments:

Jewelgirl said...

Fun books and artwork! But My favorite was the character book Woody Woodpecker, one of my favorite
cartoon characters when I was young.
Happy VTT!

Elizabeth said...

I love the illustrations on these books!
I hope you'll come by on Friday for my big book giveaway!

Kelly said...

Um, what does it mean when one of the "vintage" books is a book from my childhood? Yikes! That Hiawatha brings back tons of memories. ~Kelly

unDeniably Domestic

Dawn said...

I used to have some of these big little books! Thanks for the memory. And the track stars on the front of the spelling book cracked me up!

Lisa said...

I love old books, working in a library I sure do get my fill!

Irene Toh said...

Most interesting collection of vintage books. A nostalgic trip.

CC said...

I loved all these sweet books..but Woody Woodpecker was one of my favorite cartoons. I never understood why his laughter drove my poor mother straight up a wall. :).
Thank you for bringing back such a sweet memory.. Happy VTT, have a lovely weekend.

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

I love vintage books and could page through them for hours, looking at the quaint illustrations. And many times, I feel they are superior to what the kids are being taught out of today!

bowerbirdz said...

I love the artwork in vintage children's books - thanks for sharing!

Bea said...

Great books. I love illustrations in the Hiawatha book. Thanks to your friend for letting you share them with us.

Sarah said...

Old books are just the best. Thanks for sharing these wonderful treasures.

Coloradolady said...

It is amazing she kept these books. These are amazing and look to be in great condition....Tell her we really enjoyed them.

Have a great VTT!

Roslyn said...

Old books are such treasures, they tell more than the actual tales!

one gal's trash said...

The old books are so charming..I have quite a collection myself and use the torn ones to make greeting cards!
Stop by sometime!
Pam

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

great books! i particularly like the Happy Book.. super cute!

Lemondrop Marie said...

Such neat old books! I love the Wizard of Oz- makes me want to collect those!

Jingle said...

I simply ADORE vintage books! THey make me so amazingly happy! Particularly children's books with their fabulous illustrations!

Becky said...

My Mom has that first reader too. And I swear we had the same spelling book her brother had but in the mid-late 60's!!! Our school system was a bit behind.

Thanks for sharing!

Cindy at PlantSomeRoots said...

It is interesting that your friend chose that one book and has managed to keep it all these years. Thanks for sharing.

Kathi Fly said...

Love the Easy Reader. Seems like my aunt has one similar!

♥ Kathy♥ said...

I love those vintage books. The Wizard of Oz is still my favorite.

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

oh how i LOVE vintage children's story books!!..your friend's books are ssoo delightful i could look at them all day!..thanks for visiting my blog, have a fabulous w/end :)

The imPerfect Houswife said...

Hi LV - Thanks for stopping by my blog today for VTT!! I absolutely positively LOVE old books, and old children's books are even better!!! This was just what I needed. Your blog is adorable and I can't wait to read more and keep up.

Sally in WA said...

Wonderful post. I love to read and appreciate these oldies but goodies.

Candace said...

Wonderful books - and gorgeous illistrations! I think I even read the last one as a child! It's so nice that your friend has kept them so nicely.
Cheers!