Category Archives: nursery rhyme

Hey Diddle Diddle

I was recently contacted by someone who had been researching the mark on the back of a piece of flatware.  The mark was “Conn. S.P. Co.”.  She came across my blog post on Ladies Home Journal silver plated ware offered as … Continue reading

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Giants and Wolves and Bears, Oh My!

In sorting through remnants of books and page illustrations from children’s stories, nursery rhymes, fairy tales and such lately, I noted a disturbing element in the contents.  One of the most beloved nursery rhymes / songs is “Rock-a-bye baby on the … Continue reading

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