Sunday, October 4, 2009

still hildene

robert todd lincoln pasted artwork from storybooks on these screens.
when his grandchildren wanted a particular story, they would point to one of the pictures,
demand, 'this one!'
and their grandfather would oblige by telling them the requested tale.

15 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Very interesting! I think he was very creative and talented!
Beautiful picture dear Brattcat!
Happy Sunday!
Léia

Birdman said...

Again, a historical look, but this time with family overtones. Nice.

Sharon Creech said...

Oh, I really love this! Thank you, brattcat.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

this is very cool. I am sure the grandchildren always remembered these story screens. great idea.

Clueless in Boston said...

Great idea by Mr. Lincoln and also very decorative.

MaCoBra said...

Interesting, very cool to have in your home and to use it to tell stories to your kids...

Jacob said...

A great historical tidbit...and a great idea...

Thanks, Brattcat!

Brenda Bowen said...

My oh my, but there is a book in these screens, Brattcat.

Anya said...

The screens are beautiful art
its very special & creative !!

Vogon Poet said...

Great idea and very nice shot, thank you for these historical pearls! I'm glad my son is an adult now, with his stories we wouldn't have any wall left in the house...

Julie said...

Inspired method by RTL! The pictures lookl Elizabethan and even Grecian. Turkeys figure prominently. One story could be Beauty and the Beast.

I recall my daughter taking a book to my father when she was under 2 but having to take it away from him as he didn't tell the story that she knew by heart. He read her the pictures as he did not have his glasses with him to manage the text! The puzzled and astounded look on her face was something I treasure to this day!

Marie-Noyale said...

He was a very sweet and creative Grandfather.
The tones of the pictures are lovely, very intimate.

Sunny said...

I do hope they said please! A very creative idea to tell stories.

JM said...

Love this screen!

Jilly said...

How charming, how adorable.