Posted 10 years ago
This picture was from an old house in Fall River, Massachusetts. It was built to house Mill workers and then in 1902 after the mills had closed it became a baby clinic. It also offered citizenship classes, and had one of the first libraries in the city( on one floor) In 1922, it became a preschool and is still a preschool today. I also have a circa 1875 aquarium from the same building. The picture measures about 20 1/4 by 46 1/2" . The inner measurement of the picture is 18 by 44 1/2. It is separted inot three sections by a black line or maybe the picture was cut out of something and put in a frame??? I haven't taken it out , it is hard to tell if the line is drawn on the picture. It is all nursery rhymes, some I have never even heard of before. The colors are yellow, green , blue, black, and grey. It is pen and ink. It has lots of fine details and it is covered with artwork. Pictures do not do it justice. I think it looks pre 1940, just by the way the characters are drawn, looks like old cartoon character type artwork. I love to look at all the fine details, must have taken a long time to do this. Not sure if it is original or print. My dad attended preschool there in the 30's but doesn't remember this picture being displayed. I did put to screws in the back to add wire to hang it but all the back is original, all wood I believe. Any info anyone could give me would be appreciated. I know a lot of the history of the building but nothing about this piece of artwork. I have never seen any nursery rhyme picture with so much detail and so many nursery rhymes, it really seems to be a unique piece!