Thursday, April 17, 2008
Posted by Thomas MacEntee
and it is a pickle.
Since it is National Library Week, I couldn't resist posting pics of this bizarre baby care book from around 1915. It is entitled The Indiana Mothers' Baby Book. Among its sage advice is this (click photo to embiggen):
"Perhaps an enemy has given him a pickle." Indeed.
I didn't know that Indiana had so many enemies of babies, let alone enemies who go around sticking pickles in their mouths. Proof that Dr. Spock was absolutely needed in future years to come.
Photos: Namey McNamerson on Flickr