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Baby's Record

Baby Book
ca.1914 (published)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Sixteen-page booklet, of portrait proportions, with covers, title page, six full-page colour illustrations and nine decorated recording pages, all designed by C M Burd. The full-page illustrations show a sleeping baby, a mother and child, a baby in a bath, a baby using a cup, a child peeping through the bars of its cot, and a child with a pet cat; the recording pages are for the birth details, weight, Christening, family (two pages), first tooth, mobility, early education and 'other events', and the user has also made a page of notes concerning food.


Object details

Object type
TitleBaby's Record (manufacturer's title)
Materials and techniques
Colour-printed card
Brief description
Baby book; United States, ca.1914
Physical description
Sixteen-page booklet, of portrait proportions, with covers, title page, six full-page colour illustrations and nine decorated recording pages, all designed by C M Burd. The full-page illustrations show a sleeping baby, a mother and child, a baby in a bath, a baby using a cup, a child peeping through the bars of its cot, and a child with a pet cat; the recording pages are for the birth details, weight, Christening, family (two pages), first tooth, mobility, early education and 'other events', and the user has also made a page of notes concerning food.
Dimensions
  • Height: 20.3cm
  • Closed width: 15.5cm
Production typeMass produced
Marks and inscriptions
  • C M Burd (Signature)
  • the Knapp Co Inc (Maker's identification)
  • T Mathias and Son (Distributor's identification)
Object history
Given to the donor's mother, Margaret McQueen Grant-Govan (née Hamilton) before the birth of her first child, George ('Jinks') on 04/11/1914 (all the entries in the book relate to 'Jinks', but the birth of Enid [the donor] is recorded on the back cover). The book was distributed by T Mathias and Son of Putney, childrenswear retailers, and distributed free to their customers.
Subject depicted
Collection
Accession number
B.19-1993

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Record createdApril 19, 2000
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