Is it “Dear Diary”, “Dear Mom and Dad”, or a note to an admirer? Or is it simply a homework assignment? What could our little friend be writing? The great thing about this public domain image is that she could be writing to anyone about anything making this a very versatile and useful image for your next scrapbook page, mixed media artwork, collage or other crafting project. It also works well for websites about writing.
Harriet Roosevelt Richards (1867-1932) was the talented artist responsible for this vintage drawing. It appeared in the book Cricket at the Seashore from 1896.
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.