Thursday, July 3, 2014

By the Shores of Silver Lake | Into the Archives

Older readers may remember that I used to share scans from my vintage magazine collection. Yes? No?  If you don't remember you can view some of those posts here: Move Life [April, 1940], Marie Claire [March 24th, 1939], and Fall/Winter Sears & Roebuck Catalog [1939/1940] to name a few. Anyhow I'm going to be bring this back, but with a twist. You see, I have a good number of vintage items in my collection: clothing, books, records, bags, shoes, hats, magazines, etc... that I thought it was high time that I start a series called, Into the Archives to share these treasures with y'all. Sound like fun? Good. Onto the first item featured in this series.  
Item: By The Shores of Silver Lake by: Laura Ingalls Wilder
Illustrated by: Helen Sewell and Mildred Boyle
Year & Edition: 1939 | First Edition [It also looks like it is a First Printing too with the code: I-O which means: September, 1939.]
Historical Tidbits: Helen Sewell illustrated the "Little House" books until 1953, when she was replaced with the drawings by Garth Williams. Yep, Garth Williams was NOT the original illustrator for the "Little House" books.
What I Paid: $1 at local library book sale 

What kind of item would you like to see next in this series?



  1. Oh, how pretty! I love this post series idea! I would love to see some vintage clothing soon!

  2. Very cool series idea! :) This is a such a cool post... I dig the formatting.

    I remember reading this book a couple years ago... Laura Ingalls Wilder is great. One of my favorites is "The Long Winter" even though I only read it once or twice.


  3. Aw :) I like those illustrations. Some of Garth Williams's look a little odd at times.

    I'd love to see some of your vintage clothing pieces!

    dance a real


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