This vintage storybook illustration, Bubbles, features a young Victorian girl in a pink dress and white pinafore blowing bubbles with an old fashioned pipe-shaped bubble blower. The girl appears to be enchanted by the bubbles. Her curious kitten is on the table beside the bowl of bubble-blowing liquid, intently watching the foamy contents. With one paw resting on the edge of the bowl, I think the cat wants to be a part of the fun! The image is from a storybook titled The Sunbeams and Me, by Helen Marion Burnside & Nesbit, Mary Dickens, M. A. Hoyer, and others, illustrated by Helen Jackson, Jane Willis Grey, Fanny Bowers, and others. The book was published by Raphael Tuck & Sons in the late 1800s.
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Thank you very much, this is so delicate, so lovely, and, above all…
So well scanned dear Julie! <3
Deb ~ Paxton Valley Folk Art says
That is so adorable, thank you for sharing it with us!
Julie J says
Hi Sim and Deb,
I’m happy to know you like the image. ♥