A reluctant student contemplates his toy top instead of doing his lessons in this great public domain image of children. It’s also a great drawing of a vintage student desk and ink well.
No illustrator or author was given credit for creating The Myrtle Branch. It was stereiotyped by C.J. Peters & Son and released in 1868.
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.