I owned the 150-year-old book for years without realizing there was a tiny bunch of flowers pressed inside
Recently, while thumbing through my collection of old books, I discovered this tiny bunch of pressed flowers between the pages of a very old children's book.
The tiny, dried bunch of blooms is so beautiful, I knew I had to make a macro photograph of it. Now, the two-and-a-half inch bunch can be viewed at nearly 60 inches tall in black and white.
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Fine art prints available up to 40 x 60 inches
Prints are made with archival pigment inks on heirloom quality baryta-surfaced fine art paper made in Germany at a mill that's made artist papers since the 1500s. The results are beautiful and, with proper care, will last well beyond our lifetimes.
This photo shows the tiny bunch of dried flowers in my hand for scale.
A picture of the tiny bunch of flowers lying on the cover of an old book published in 1870. Written for children, Little Robins in the Nest, includes engraved illustrations and large print set with a letterpress.
The children's book Little Robins in the Nest by author Mrs. Madeline Leslie, published 1870. Mrs. Madeline Leslie was a pen name of American author and editor Harriette Newell Woods Baker. She also used the name Aunt Hattie (goodreads.com).
Harriette Newell Woods Baker (1815 – 1893) was born in Andover, Massachusetts and began writing at age 30. Using her initials, and a couple of pen names, Baker wrote hundreds of books and novels, mostly for children. Married to a pastor, Baker's writing usually contained religious themes and was very popular. She lived in several cities in Massachusetts and died at age 77 while staying at her son's house in Brooklyn, NY.
Little Robins in the Nest was part of Baker's Robin Redbreast Series, which began in 1860.