The story is based on the true story of Carrie May Umberger Palsgrove who many years ago, created an Easter Egg Tree for her children, and it eventually (circa 1950) was displayed in the Historical Society of Berks county, Pennsylvania.
The designs in this book by Katherine Milhous were taken from original eggs painted by the artist grandfather of Hattie and Anna La Ross Gross. The decorative motifs of the border designs of this book are from designs by Frances Lichten. The story and art in this book are a result of the influence on Katherine by the people of the Red Hills, also known as the Pennsylvania Dutch. Their love of bold color and designs and steadfast hold on their traditions are evident in every part of this book.
|Rooster with his zigzag chest design|
|Love these borders.|
|Colors are still vibrant in this old book!|
|Tears, Tape and Chew Marks|
So what do you think? As you see, the book has been ripped, bug chewed and taped back together. Should I try and sell it as is, it's worth about $5.00. Should I cut it apart and sell the art work? Ideas please. I don't plan on doing anything right away, so I have plenty of time to think it over.
Linking with Common Ground Vintage Easter Inspiration.