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August 26, 2013

 

Riley Child-Rhymes, title page and frontispiece

Picturing Little Orphant Annie

It was Will Vawter's introduction in 1893 to poet James Whitcomb Riley that would put Vawter’s art in the public eye.

April 11, 2011

 

Raggedy Ann

Raggedy Ann’s Hoosier Pedigree

A forlorn rag doll found in an Indianapolis attic was rechristened with the names of two of James Whitcomb Riley's characters to become Raggedy Ann.

October 8, 2007

 

Frost Is on the Punkin

As the days grow brisker and the leaves take on brilliant hues, many Americans of a certain generation are wont to characterize the season with an expression born in Indiana. “When the frost is on the punkin” is the opening phrase of a classic poem by James Whitcomb Riley.

June 4, 2007

 

Extension Homemakers

As the days grow brisker and the leaves take on brilliant hues, many Americans of a certain generation are wont to characterize the season with an expression born in Indiana. “When the frost is on the punkin” is the opening phrase of a classic poem by James Whitcomb Riley.

February 20, 2006

 

Little Orphant Annie

James Whitcomb Riley's four-stanza poem "Little Orphant Annie" became the basis of a comic strip, a musical, a film, and even a doll.

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