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Friends of the Osborne and Lillian H. Smith Collections

Established in 1966 and enjoys a worldwide membership.
Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy, first cousin to Queen Elizabeth II, patron.

The Picture Show: A Novel Picture Book for Children, London: Ernest Nister [1895].

The Picture Show: A Novel Picture Book for Children, London: Ernest Nister [1895].

Membership in the Friends provides opportunities to assist in preserving, vitalizing and extending the heritage of the past for generations of the future. Join us and share a mutual concern and enthusiasm for historical and contemporary children's literature through your contributions of time, ideas and support. Your participation facilitates research and attracts gifts and bequests of materials and funds that can provide that margin of excellence towards exceptional acquisitions, publications, exhibitions and publicity for this nationally and internationally renowned resource. We welcome your membership; please check out categories and payment options at our website.

You will also find options for making donations to the Friends of the Osborne and Lillian H. Smith Collections, in support of Acquisitions, Conservation and other projects, on the Friends website.

The Picture Show: A Novel Picture Book for Children, London: Ernest Nister [1895].
James Janeway. Token for Children. 1672 Defoe, Daniel, Robinson Crusoe with illustrations by Vojtech Kubasta [1957?].
Defoe, Daniel, Robinson Crusoe with illustrations by Vojtech Kubasta [1957?]. Alladin and the Wonderful Lamp. London [between 1857 and 1865].
Alladin and the Wonderful Lamp. London [between 1857 and 1865].