A pair of naughty donkeys destroy books in a library. It was published in 1862, when it appeared in Live Toys. The vintage children’s book in which this donkey image was found, identified Harrison Weir (1824 – 1906) as the illustrator. However, this animal image is clearly signed by someone else. I with I could make out the signature but considering the age of this book, I have little doubt this work is fully in the public domain.
The donkeys have apparently snuck into someone’s office or home and in the process of destroying a number of books and maps. Who knew donkeys were such literary critics?
This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.