The First Picture Book

Everyday Things for Babies

written by Mary Steichen Calderone, Edward Steichen, John Updike

Fotofolio | ISBN 9781881270522

Hardback – 68 pages


Member’s price: $13.50

The First Picture Book was originally published in 1930 with twenty-four exquisite photographs of "everyday things" by Edward Steichen and a preface by his daughter, Mary Steichen Calderone, then a leader in the progressive school movement. One of the first children's books to be illustrated with photographs, it represents a landmark in the field. The photographs are among Edward Steichen's most appealing and least-known works. In the afterword, written for this new edition, John Updike reflects upon childhood and memory.