Charming Minuet

charming-minuetA trio of sisters dance a charming minuet for their dollies in this great vintage image from the May 24th, 1881 edition of Harper’s Young People.

There was a little poem that accompanied the unsigned drawing and I think it explains the drawing far better than I ever could.

Little Annie,
Little Fannie,
Dance a charming minuet,
Make a cunning little set,
While their little sister plays,
And the dolls’ admiring gaze.
They go tripping to and fro,
Till their blood is in a glow,
Turning round and round about,
That is lots of fun no doubt
Both for Annie
And for Fannie.

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.