An old lady talking to a young lady and a little girl
A lady and an unhappy little girl walking along in their winter outfits
Two little girls sitting on the grass
Two girls skipping along
Two boys eyeing some apples on a tree
Mother talking to a careless girl
Young girl deciding which book to read
Mother and Child
Young lady smelling a rose that she has received
Boy lying on the bed
Young girl lying in bed
Yong child looking out window from in bed
Young girl listens to her brother practising on his tuba, even though he is not very good.
Girl showing her little sister that the snowman doesn't bite
Boy in flat peaked cap at counter with two baskets
Girl holding closed umbrella
Lady walking with a pitcher of drink
Boy with apple bank
Boy with Christmas basket
Girl with a cake
Boy eating from a large bowl
Girl feeding birds
Sad Little boy in nightgown
Wet little boy in bathtub
Lady and boy discuss a kite
Girl studying contents of bathroom cupboard
Mother giving medicine to girl in bed
Father and Son discussion
Boy holding a bowl with bird on it
Mother and child embrace
Boy and Girl looking out the window
A mother bird is feeding her babies and a boy and a girl are looking at them.
Whose Paint Brush Has Brought Her Fame
Cecilia’s gray eyes grew thoughtful as she considered the drawing that she was copying. She held it at arm’s length, scrutinizing it critically.
“Ah, this is much more fun than practicing scales,” she reflected.
When the family examined these drawings, they said, “Cecilia would never be a success at music, but she draws very well.”
This little girl was Cecilia Beaux, whose portraits have won many medals. She was born in Philadelphia in 1863. Her father came from Provence, France, where the people have ever been famed for their enjoyment of beauty. Her mother was of New England descent and had inherited from her ancestors the ability to do things and to do them conscientiously and well.
From each parent the little girl received a golden gift: from her father, his joy in the beautiful; from her mother, the love of doing things. Her good use of these two gifts has made Cecilia Beaux a famous artist.
The Girl Who Guided College Girls
When she grew up, Alice Freeman could still forget herself and enter into the moods of others. She seemed to know exactly how the other person felt. That was one of the reasons why, when she became the president of Wellesley College, she was able to help the students make the very best of their lives.
This little girl was Alice Cunningham Fletcher. She was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1845. As she grew older, the thought came to her that if she felt so happy out in the open, how must the Indians feel who had lived a free out-of-door life for generations.
Gradually she began to think that these people, whom the world called savages, must have learned something about how to live happily. Alice Fletcher resolved that, if ever there came a time when it was possible, she would go to the home of the Indians and try to discover their secrets.
Meanwhile she studied all that books and museums could teach her of the story of the Red Men. At last, there did come a day when she decided to go and live among them. It meant leaving behind her, beloved libraries, fine concerts, beautiful pictures, and even a comfortable bed and easy chair. Miss Fletcher felt, however, that there was something that meant more than comfort to her. It was the doing of a definite piece of work that she believed would be useful to the world.
Therefore, she left the friends with whom she could talk of books, pictures, and music, and went to live among the Dakota and Omaha Indians. From the door of her rude wigwam of buffalo skins, she could watch the little Indian children at play and see the everyday life of the older members of the tribe.
Little girl sitting and reading in the garden
Little girl swinging on a swing attached to a tree
Little girl looking in a full length mirror
Little girl standing in a puddle at the beach while lots of other children play in the background
Seven little children are all pointing at one little girl
Two little girls blowing bubbles in the garden
Little red headed girl standing in blue dress in the garden.
Mother sitting in chair cuddling her little girl
Mother breaking up fight among her four children
Boy and Girl looking out the window encouraging their bird to come back after escaping from its cage
Three girls, a boy and a baby at the beach
Cat looking at reflection in the water
Boy in bed in dormitory
Girl reading to a boy who is in bed
Three children reading a book
Boy with his foot on another boy who is lying face down on the ground
Three boys and four girls
Sad girl holding a bird
Sad girl holding a bird
One girl sitting on a chair holding a fan with another girl walking by