: This color image features two whimsical illustrations from "Isn't It Funny?", a children's book published by Ernest Lister (1842-1909), famous for his firm's high-quality color printing and moveable books. These two images from "Isn't It Funny?" (ca. 1894) are titled "Mewsical Party" and "Dancing Lesson." Attired in fashionable clothing, cats and kittens of various ages and sizes are seen performing vocal music in "Mewsical Party." Under the watchful eyes of two mamas, a male dancemaster is teaching a bevy of female kittens in "Dancing Lesson." The artist is not credited in these illustrations; however, one image in the book, that of a rabbit, is attributed to Beatrix Potter. View on Ohio Memory.
: AL06983 Subjects
: Nister, Ernest; Children's literature; Books and reading; Illustration; Publishers and publishing Places
: 'Mewsical Party & Dancing Lesson' illustration