Recently I was amused to find this adorable eight-page booklet, Baby's Letter, published by Raphael Tuck & Sons of London, Paris, and New York, dating probably from the 1890s. Beautifully designed, the booklet features chromolithographed illustrations and a cursive text in the form of a rebus, substituting pictures instead of spelling out some of the words, as a little child might do.
|Example of the rebus-style text in Baby's Letter|
|Ink-stamp on p.  of cover|
Call number: PZ7 .B339 1890z CHMRB Cooper Hewitt National Design Library
--Diane Shaw, Special Collections Cataloger, Smithsonian Libraries