Fairy poem issued in honor of little Ruth Cleveland's move into the White House after her father's inauguration.
"...the Queen of the day, / Who came to the White House to have a long play."
Born after Cleveland's first presidency but before his second (nonconsecutive) term, "Baby Ruth" was "the darling of the nation" (Quinn-Musgrove & Kanter). This publication captures the delight that the public took in the little girl, only two years old when she moved into the White House. According to the tale told in verse, all of the children who have ever lived at the White House return as flowers to escort the child of a new president as he or she moves in. The various verses mention all of the previous presidents and their children. The author was one of the founding members of the Women's National Press Association.
Read more: Quinn-Musgrove & Kanter, America's Royalty: All the Presidents' Children, 131.
Washington D.C. M.D. Lincoln and E. Maynicke, 1893. 6.5'' x 10''. Original color pictorial wrappers, side-stitched with large brown string. Illustrated by Maynicke with 4 full-page black-and-white images.  pages. Wrappers with a few repairs, some cover soil.
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