Sung under the Silver Umbrella:
Poems for Young Children
Selected by the Literature Committee
of the Association for Childhood Education
Beautifully illustrated by Dorothy Lathrop
Third Printing (October 1936) of First Edition (May 1935
Sung under the Silver Umbrella: Poems for Young Children would have been one of the first anthology publications commissioned by the Association for Childhood Education.
The Association for Childhood Education, formed in 1931, has a long history, going back to the establishment of the Kindergarten movement in the U.S. in 1892. In 1946, "International" was added to the organization's name, reflecting a concern regarding the reconstruction of educational facilities in war zones.
This book has more than 225 poems selected for children---designated by the committee as poems every child should read as part of his education.
On the flyleaf, this copy is carefully inscribed:
Best regards to our President
Early El. Club 1937-1938
I found this copy in North Texas, but I have no idea which club of the ACE is referenced in the inscription. Many of the clubs were attached to colleges, but others were statewide clubs and community clubs.
New York: The Macmillan Company
October 1936 Printing
Third Printing of First Edition
First Edition printed the previous year, May 1935
Hard cover, 211 pages
Without dust jacket
Condition: Inside pages are in very nice condition, all present and secure in the binding, no tears and only minor tanning. Pages have no markings except for the historical inscription described above. The cloth-bound hardback cover does have general wear, some tattering, and some light soiling, as pictured. The page block has foxing and tanning, as pictured.