Printed Booklet 'Children of Other Countries', Containing Two-Colour Three-Dimensional or Stereoscopic 'Wonder Pictures' and Viewing Spectacles, Published by W. Walker & Sons (Associated) Ltd., London, ?c.1940
|Inventory Number:|| 13493|
|Object Type:|| |
|Brief Description:||Oblong printed booklet entitled 'Children of Other Countries', paper covers + 16 pages, no author, illustrations (drawings) by Lottie Gorm, published by W. Walker & Sons (Associated) Ltd., London, undated, probably about 1940 (or perhaps earlier, but this company's publications in the bibliographies and library catalogues are all of the 1940s and 50s -- they seem to have specialised in works by exiled German children's writers and illustrators -- and Germany is omitted from the map as well as from the countries represented, while Russia, Poland, Yugoslavia, etc. are included).|
The 'Wonder Pictures' are not the drawings of children in national costume but a group of 12 halftone reproductions of photographs in superimposed two-colour three-dimensional or stereoscopic effect (pp.6-11). A pocket inside the back cover contains the small hand-held 'Wonder Spectacles', of card and red and blue celluloid, which although fitting the pocket in size appear to have replaced the original viewer at a slightly later date, as they are marked 'Presented with the compliments of TV Times' (probably about 1960).
|Primary Inscriptions:||Full title: 'Children of Other Countries | In their National Costumes and Wonder Pictures of their Home Life'.|
|Provenance:||Presented by Mrs Urszula M. Robinson in 2012.|
There are no associated narratives.