The Jaunts of Junior, Arthur B. Phelan
This tale is similar to Tom Thumb. Junior, a boy "barely as high as your hand" visiting the "Big, Big Land," is having many adventures with things one would find in any house. While some of the verse may seem dated ("Junior lived in Weenyland...," "...he brushed them off like a man.,") the 23 full-page B&W photographs are incredible and remain enjoyable to all ages. Junior meets up with a house cat 5x his size, carries a butter knife twice his size to slice cake the size of a dining-room table. And as he runs across piano keys, his piano reflection keeps pace beside him. Upon its release, Jaunts sold for $1.25. Now, 100 years later, you can still find it second hand (or many hands later) for as little as $16. The cover alone is quite beautiful with red-floral embossing and gold-leaf embossed lettering. With each page, Phelan leaves us puzzling how the image was created, again, so early in the last century. The fact that you have landed on this page, makes you photo-curious enough to discover this book for yourself, and you should!