In addition to Old Daniel, I found another interesting old book at the Natural History Museum while hunting around for Attic Adventures.
It was an interesting children’s picture book of poetry called Clown Putty Face, the Quick Change Artist by Lothar Meggendorfer (London: H. Grevel & Co.; New York: Frederick Stokes Company, 1900, first published in German in 1899).
It was actually one of the first books I cleaned and organized when I started volunteering at the Natural History Museum last year, so it has a special place in my heart, despite its creepy clay face…
With each page turn, the clown face is placed in a different scene to match the poem on the opposite page:
As cyclist now the clown we view
He looks as though he better knew
To mount the wheel than ride a horse
Past trees and fields he takes his course
And while we look and turn the leaf
A change is made for time is brief.
This post is my Blogging from A to Z entry for the letter Q.