Dollies at Sea

Drawing of two children playing with a pair of dolls riding in a sailboat. The boy doll appears to be asking the girl doll something very important and the little girl seems to be holding back her brother to keep him from interfering. Each of the dolls has their own umbrella and look as if they are dressed in their Sunday best. The two children are standing in water that goes just above their ankles. Nearby, we see someone in a rowboat. On the horizon, we see a pair of sailboats. Watching over everyone is a group of sea gulls. This charming drawing of children at the beach is in the public domain and would make a nice addition to any vintage-inspired art project.

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?

dollies at sea

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.