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Mother Goose Photos & Illustrations
Mother Goose flies on a goose  ~  She reads with a dog  ~  She sits with children.
Sometimes she's shown as a person  ~  other times she's depicted as a goose.
Every illustrator has his or her own vision. Here are just a few samples of old Mother Goose book covers.
Many older books do not carry a publication date. 
Used-book and antique dealers "date" books based on knowledge of the publisher's line. 
Such professional assessments list the date with a small "c" to indicate "circa" or "about."
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Ads: Buri's Holsum Bread;
Pettijohn's Breakfast Food
Patchwork: 
Dame Flies on a Goose
Twelve Book Covers 
by Jessie Wilcox Smith
Early Illustrations
in Black & White
Victorian Style
The wonderful all-in-red Mother Goose 
below was part of a promotion by Buri's Holsum Bread, 
believed to be pre-1900.
The black & white rendition below it was also a promotion.

Holcomb Bread goose
 


Pettijohn BreakfastFood goose
Pettijohn Breakfast Food advertisement;
premium was Frank Baum's  book, Mother Goose in Prose, 1900,
with illustrations by W. W. Denslow

 

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