Sunbonnet Babies Cleaning Day

Sunbonnet Babies Seven Days of the Week

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Cleaning Day or Sweeping Day, (Friday)

No. 263 Cleaning Day or Sweeping Day (Friday)

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

Domestic One Cent /Foreign Two Cents

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.

Unused: 1901-1907

Dating postcards from 1893 through the 1900s