Antique vintage children storybook. Title, Young American Speaker by M.A. Donohue & Co. Chicago / N.Y. #183. Truly an Americana cover, featuring a standing young boy speaking. Behind him, in all its glory, is the unfurling of the red, white & blue flag.
Actually it appears to be more than one flag behind him. Although the book is not dated, its early 1900's from the appearance of his clothes. White shirt, tie, long stockings and knickers. The back cover is equally as charming, with red riding hood dancing in a circle with other nursery rhyme characters. Three Bears and Goldilocks, Cat in Boots, etc. Inside are 29 pages of poems and stories. Illustrations are in black and white.
Size of the book is 7" x 9-1/2". Covers are a lightweight cardboard and although the cover graphics are wonderful, the cover condition show creases. Staple bound, the pages are intact. Inside pages are decent, No rips but a couple pages do have a yellowing spot.
Long may it wave.