Isn’t this drawing charming? I’ve left the little poem as it explains the drawing so well and just adds something extra to it. This Victorian child is proudly showing us the lit candle they they have placed in their window to help Daddy find his way home. As with so many images of kids from the Victorian era, it’s hard to tell if this child is a boy or a girl simply based on the nightshirt they are wearing and overall look of the child. Perhaps that makes this image easier to use for someone.
1890 Baby’s Annual Pictures and Stories for Little People supplied almost 100 wonderful images for Reusable Art. D. Lothrop Company filed the copyright in 1889 but since they did not identify an illustrator or author, the copyright held for 120 years. How lucky are we, that these vintage images are now in the public domain?
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.