MARY LOUISE SPOOR: 1917 Schoolroom Poster. Bye Baby Bunting/Jack and Jill
Double sided schoolroom poster of Bye Baby Bunting/Jack and Jill.
Printed in 1917. Quality is very good. Colors have faded a bit in the past 100 years and there is very slight tearing along the edge.
Size: 54 x 38 inches with text.
Bye Baby Bunting on one side, Jack and Jill on the reverse.
This is an heirloom quality gift for anyone of any age. Perfect for a child's room, but also wonderful in an adult living room. Children are never too young to be looking at good art. If they temporarily grow out of it, the picture can be moved to another room until they are old enough to appreciate it again, both for its beauty and it's ever increasing value.
Mary Louise Spoor (1887-1985) worked for a brief shining moment from Chicago, publishing illustrations for Rand McNally and Lyons & Carnihan. Mollie, as she was called, went to The Art Institute and shared a studio with Gertrude Spaller, another young illustrator. Together they illustrated two children's readers. The Easy Road To Reading Primer editions one and two.
In 1917 she published a set of three schoolroom posters of nursery rhymes with Congdon Publishers in Chicago.
By 1917 she was married and pregnant with her first child. She moved to Massachussets to raise her family. And that ended her professional career. She continued painting and drawing private works that would end up in family collections but those works have not yet entered into public circulation.
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