Three children push and pull a wooden horse and a young rider. The little boy who is riding a horse is wearing a little sailor’s suit and looks more prepared to ride in a boat then on the back of this wooden horse. Two other boys and a little girl help to guide the wooden horse across the lawn. This charming black and white drawing of children playing is copyright free and in the public domain.
The title might be 1890 Baby’s Annual Pictures and Stories for Little People but the copyright for this vintage children’s book is actually 1889. Not that it truly matters as it is now over 120 years later and D. Lothrop Company did not attribute this book to either an author or an illustrator. Which means, all of the wonderful illustrations it contained 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.