Dorothy P. Lathrop: Born April 16, 1891


“Dorothy Pulis Lathrop was born April 16, 1891 in Albany, New York. One of the most influential and important illustrators of children’s books in the thirties and forties, she began her career in 1918. At that time she was a 27 year old teacher of art in Albany. Arguably her most famous works were the illustrations for Rachel Field’s, Hitty, Her First Hundred Years, the story of a doll. The book was awarded the Newbery Medal in 1930 and a new edition was in the stores for Christmas 1999. An image from the book is at the right. Lathrop was awarded the very first Caldecott Medal in 1938 for her book Animals of the Bible (1937).

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  1. Pingback: April 16, 1947~ Bernard Baruch coins term “Cold War” | The Misty Miss Christy

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