The Golliwogg's Bicycle Club - King bribed with Golly's hat
The cannibal King is bribed to save Golliwogg's life by accepting his hat! The book charts Golliwogg's adventures with his dutch peg doll friends Peggy, Weg, Meg, Sarah Jane and the dinky little Midget. This is the 2nd title in a 13-book series of Golliwogg books written by mother Bertha and illustrated by daughter Florence. The tale revolved around their travels around the globe on homemade bicycles (and the disasters that befall them!). These books gave the origination of the term golliwogg, now seen as highly un-PC and socially-unacceptable for reasons of supposed racial stereotyping and changing political attitudes, despite the innocent intent of the original creation, set in a time of wildly different social 'norms'. Date: 1896
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
Cain & Abel Sacrifice
The two brothers sacrifice the fruits of their labour to God, who accepts Abel's but not Cain's, 'And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.' Alas, murder follows.
© Mary Evans Picture Library
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