Picture books from 1810 to 1950 > Themes

All the picture books in this collection have been classified according to a number of main themes and categories. You’ll find these listed below. The topics serve as a guide to viewing the collection and provide additional information about the picture books in that category. Click on a link to go the theme or category of your choice.

Children’s life
Celebration! | Still at home with mother | Rascals and rogues | Slovenly Peter and his followers


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Working for a living | Animals at the farm, at home and in the wild | Our East Indies | The Royal Family | For education and enjoyment | War | Across the border

Flower Children | Animals: dressed, talking and thinking | Living toys | Going to the Land of Cockaigne | Once upon a time | Folk tales


Literature, art and music
Always ill: Kortjakje | Cheerful images and rhymes | A joy to behold | Decorated musical tales | Classic heroes | Humour for laughs


A is an Ape | Flipje, Piggelmee and the others | A bit of everything


Examples from this collection Picture books from 1810 to 1950

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