Donohue & Co. of Chicago that are printed from the antique blocks that were rescued and preserved by Les Feller, who discovered them in the vaults of the Chicago printer. They are now a treasured part of the TBAS Feller Family Collections. (See our post about a title, Jolly Jingles, discovered early on in the Collection.)
This color cover is from the Santa Claus Big Picture Book published by Donohue about one hundred years ago. The Feller Collection blocks include many sets of four-color separations, along with some engravings intended to be printed in a single color. The Studio plans to produce limited-edition prints from the original blocks and will be making them available in portfolio sets as a fundraising activity. Meantime, we look forward to being inspired by antique examples of the original printings, thanks to Lee’s book-collecting skills and generosity.
If you happen to have original children’s books from Donohue and Company that you would like to contribute to the library, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.