This adorable vintage engraving, by Oscar Pletsch, features two little girls preparing dinner with their toy dishes, small table and play stove. Here is an excerpt of the story from the book: “…the little girls began to cook their dinner. It was great fun, Mary thought; indeed, she liked it almost better than playing with Dolly. She mixed the pancakes, while Bertha warmed the soup upon her little toy stove. “It is boiling splendidly already!” said she, before Mary had finished; – and that was all the more surprising, because – to tell you a secret – there was no fire in the stove! But “making believe very much” will do wonders, as I dare say you have found.” The illustration is from Little Folks and Little Friends by Oscar Pletsch, circa 1880.
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A simple note to say a big thank you for all the wonderful vintage images you offers with such generosity!
Thank you soooooooo much!!!
Julie J says
You’re welcome Sylvie. I’m happy to know you’re enjoying the vintage images!
Dianne Ayers says
Thanks so much for these delightful Oscar Pletsch engravings…just delightful! I appreciate your effort and generosity, DiX
Julie J says
You’re welcome, Dianne. I’m happy to know you like the vintage Oscar Pletsch engravings. 🙂