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Monday, October 6, 2008

Gertrude Elliott Color Illustrations from "The Golden Songbook" (1945)

"The Golden Songbook" is a classic songbook for children, and it was just that for my mother. Filled with sixty songs -- from "A-Hunting We Will Go" to "Yankee Doodle" -- and dozens of wonderful illustrations by Gertrude Elliott, this book is a minor treasure. Here's the official description:

Sixty of the best-loved songs of childhood are here, all illustrated in Gertrude Elliott's charming manner. The arrangements are suited to young voices amd simply harmonized for piano accompaniment. A dozen songs may be used for singing games, and the directions for these have been included. Katherine Tyler Wessells has also arrange "The Little Golden Book of Singing Games". Among the books Miss Elliott has illustrated are "The Golden Dictionary," "The Golden Book of Poetry," and a number of Little Golden Books.

And so, from The Golden Library, here are the complete set of color illustrations by Gertrude Elliott from "The Golden Songbook" for your viewing pleasure -- and click through for the full-sized scans if you so desire! And -- though I hate to ask -- if you are getting something out of the stuff here, please throw a few bucks in my donation box -- thank you!

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