When I stumble upon old children’s book covers, my eyes have a tendency to glaze over and there is a nearly reflexive loss of interest. I am uncontrollably new-school in this way. It’s embarrassing.

However, there is something about this Flickr set of children’s books from 1860-1920 that did the opposite. Some of these titles and covers I could see coming out today (Chicken World), and others which are showing their age (uh, see above).

Click the image below to view the entire set of 20.