Sunbonnet Babies, Scrubbing Day

Sunbonnet Babies Seven Days of the Week

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Scrubbing Day (Thursday)

No. 260 Scrubbing Day (Thursday)

Publ. by J. I. Austen Co., Chicago.

Domestic One Cent /Foreign Two Cents

This Side Is Exclusively for the Address

Unused: 1901-1907

Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches; 1901-1907


The Sunbonnet Babies were the creation of Betha L. Corbet, an American artist from the early 1900's. She hid the faces of the children behind sunbonnets because she lacked confidence in her ability to draw faces. Her themes for her art were the daily chores that help children develop character traits in the home, washing, ironing, sewing, sweeping, dusting, baking, and —on the seventh day—resting from their labors to go fishing and to church.


Dating postcards from 1893 through the 1900s