Tale Friends – Antique un-punched movable book
Fairy Tale Friends with cut-out and stand-up pictures
Saafield Publishing Company Chicago, Ohio & New York
(undated but google books dates it at 1904)
Complete but unbound
8 pages of text and
8 leaves of embossed, full color lithographed die-cut scenes
Book measure 9” X 5”
The 5 stories are:
Hansel & Gretel, Little Red Riding
Hood, Cinderella, Little Snow White & Rosy Red
The child was supposed to cut/punch out the
figures, and use the slots and tabs to make them stand up.
Punch-out & stand-up pieces are complete, whole
and intact, never punched out!
There are some separations on 2 of the
pages but still un-punched with no tears and no missing pieces.
Most pages have become unbound but they are
Pages have normal browning around edges but
Cover and title page clipped on right
bottom corner – see photos.
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
We have researched and checked with Kent State
University, who holds the Saalfield Publishing Company archives.
What we have found is that there were at least 5 more
titles in this series, all published between 1900 and 1905. The other titles
Tales From Fairyland
The animal world
Fairy tale pictures
Fairy tale friends
At the farm
Our wild animals.