Virtual History Exhibit Scrapbook



People Clippings
Bookshop Art
Book Caravan Miscellaneous


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  Elinor Whitney Field              Bertha Mahony Miller
Horn Book Magazine founders

Read about Bertha Mahony Miller and Elinor Whitney Field
Ann Carroll Moore Alice Jordan
Early Horn Book advisors

Read about the beginning of The Horn Book
Bertha Mahony Miller Read about  Bertha Mahony Miller  
Bertha and William’s wedding (1932) Earliest known photo of Bertha (1924 passport)  
Bertha waiting for the train from Ashburnham to Boston              Bertha in Florida  
Bertha with her granddaughter Nancy and a friend Bertha and William with their grandnephew, Arnold Manthorne  
Award for merit in the realm of books,
presented by the Women's National Book Association
to Bertha Mahony Miller in 1955
Regina Medal for
Continued Distinguished Contribution to
Children's Literature presented by
the Catholic Library Association to
Bertha Mahony Miller in 1967



The Bookshop for Boys and Girls (1916-1934)

Read about the Bookshop
  Exterior view of the Bookshop,
located on Boylston Street, Boston
Interior of the Bookshop
in its first location
on 267 Boylston Street
Customers browse inside the
Bookshop on 267 Boylston Street
The Bookshop first opened on
October 9, 1916
Children's balcony level of
enlarged Bookshop, after its 1921
relocation to 270 Boylston Street
" atmosphere of coziness, of repose,
and of appreciation — appreciation of
books, of arrangements and of the
visitor's mood — pervaded the place."
(quote from The Spirited Life:
Bertha Mahony Miller and Children's Books
The Bookshop's stamp
Greenaway House (dollhouse)
in 1924, a long-standing attraction
in the Bookshop from the late 1920s
onwards and home to the Bookshop's
famous resident dolls, Alice-Heidi
and Wendy
A card featuring Alice-Heidi
and Wendy – the reverse side is
printed with information about
the dolls and a rhyming
announcement for The Spring Book
Festival, May 2-7, 1938
at the Bookshop.



The Book Caravan (1920-1921)

Read about the Book Caravan
View more Book Caravan photos
The Caravan was outfitted
to Bertha's specifications by
Charles Hodgkins. This painting
is probably his work.
At some locations
business was brisk.
At other times, there
were fewer customers.
The Caravan makes a city stop. Before arriving at one
of their selling destinations,
the Caravan drivers stopped
to clean the car.
Read more facsimilies and transcriptions of selected pages from the Caravan diary.
Log kept by the two Caravan workers,
Ruth Drake and Pauline Langley,
during the summer of 1921



Bookshop Publicity (1929)

Read the article
  June 1929 article about
Bertha Mahony and the Bookshop
in The Atlantic Monthly
The Hunt Breakfast (1926-?)

Read all of the selected Hunt Breakfast clippings and transcriptions
  The Hunt Breakfast first appeared
in The Horn Book Magazine's
November 1926 issue and was the
precursor to the current
Impromptu section.
A notice about a famous
poet's house, January 1937
Hunt Breakfast
A request from an anonymous
reader, July 1940 Hunt Breakfast
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Correspondence from former
First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt,
September 1940 Hunt Breakfast
A Magazine order for a
twelve-year-old future librarian,
March 1941 Hunt Breakfast
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Correspondence from Beatrix Potter,
May 1942 Hunt Breakfast
Robert McCloskey's mistake,
September 1947 Hunt Breakfast
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The Three Owls' Notebook (1936-1960)

Read Moore's Three Owls' Notebook column in the Magazine's December 1952 issue
For over two decades,
Anne Carol Moore, the first
children's librarian in the United
States, wrote a Horn Book Magazine
column called The Three Owls'
Book Caravan Publicity (1921)

View full-size images of selected Book Caravan newspaper clippings
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September 1921 notice
about the Book Caravan
in the Patriot newspaper
September 1921 notice
about the Book Caravan
in the Monitor newspaper
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August 1921 article
about the Book Caravan
in The Union newspaper
Newspaper article about the
Book Caravan, source unknown
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Read about Beatrix Potter and Bertha Mahony Miller and their friendship
  Verse and art by Beatrix Potter
sent to Bertha Mahony Miller
Read about Leo Politi and the Horn Book
Envelope from Leo Politi
sent to Bertha Mahony Miller
in 1947
Read the full note
  Thank-you note from Marcia Brown
sent to Bertha Mahony Miller (undated)
Drawing by L. Leslie Brook given to Bertha Mahony Miller in 1936



Read Lee Kingman's reminiscence about winning the Bookshop prize
Nine-year-old Lee Kingman grew up to
be a writer, a children’s book editor
at Houghton Mifflin, and Bertha Mahony
Miller’s successor as the editor of
several volumes published by the
Horn Book, Inc.
The Horn Book League (1949-1972)
Horn Book League
submission rejection note
Read Johanna Hurwitz's reminiscence about the Horn Book League   
  Johanna Hurwitz's (née Johanna Frank)
Horn Book League membership card
   Read about horn books
Horn book replica    



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