I know that I am way early, for Sepia Saturday, but I plan on having three posts for it this week. There will be this one, some vintage Texas postcards, and a Tin Pot Valley story having to do with an elephant. If all works out, we will be camping on Thursday, so I figure it is best to get this week's blog posts up as I finish them. I have a sneaky feeling that Jimmy and Samantha are going to have their baby though, and we'll need to stick around for work. I am not convinced that we will ever get to use our new 5th wheel, lol.
This week's Sepia Saturday theme has to do with elephants. I have another post this week also, but here is a fun one about the children's book, "The Saggy Baggy Elephant". A Little Golden Book, it was published in 1947 by Kathryn and Byron Jackson and illustrated by Gustaf Tenggren. This one is my daughter Kristin's copy, and it was reprinted in 1982.
I got to wondering about the people who wrote and illustrated this sweet book. Gustaf Tenggren came to the states from Sweden in 1920. Working for awhile as the head illustrator for the Walt Disney Company, he worked on Pinocchio and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. He worked for Golden Books after that, and died in 1970.
I am having a harder time finding out information about the Jacksons, except that they were prolific writers for Golden books. They wrote hundreds of books, poems and stories for the company.
You can click on the pictures below to make them bigger for easier reading. I came away with two main themes from this story: love the skin your in, and reconnect with your tribe. What message did you get?
So, there you are, my friends. If you enjoyed this story, please visit my Sepia Saturday friends by "CLICKING HERE" to find other neat photos and stories. To read more about my family and other stories featuring old photos, memories and more, please look for this picture of me and my dad on the left-hand sidebar and read whatever else catches your fancy. Thanks so much for visiting!
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