At The Farm – Antique un-punched movable book
At The Farm with cut-out and stand-up pictures
Saafield Publishing Company Chicago, Ohio & New York
Dating this book: The Bookseller, Newsdealer and Stationer 1897 - Page 246 advertises this series of stand up books
[16pp] (5.25 X 8.5"). Stiff pictorial wrappers, staplebound.
pages of text and
8 leaves of embossed, full color lithographed die-cut scenes on stiff
heavy paper. Each scene comes with a stand to make it stand up.
child was supposed to cut/punch out the
figures, and use the slots and tabs to make them stand up. Directions
printed in the book are as follows: "Directions: Cut-out the
illustrations, following the dotted cut lines. Use the green slips for
standards, bending at right angles to them the split sections. In the
slits insert the illustrations, which will then stand up."
Very Good - Complete and well bound. Punch-out & stand-up pieces are complete, whole
and intact, never punched out!
See all the photos for the beautiful
quality of the lithograph punch-outs.
Saalfield Publishing Company published children's books
and other products from 1900 to 1977.
This may well be their first venture into interactive toy
books.The Bookseller, Newsdealer and Stationer 1897 - Page 246 advertises this series of stand up books as:
Tales From Fairyland (see this website)
The Animal World
Fairy tale pictures
Fairy tale friends
At the farm
Our wild animals.