“The Sacrifice,” Hans Brinker, or The Silver Skates: The Story of a Life in Holland, by Mary Mapes Dodge. New York : James O'Kane, 1865, opposite page 192

“The Sacrifice,” Hans Brinker, or The Silver Skates: The Story of a Life in Holland, by Mary Mapes Dodge. New York : James O’Kane, 1865, opposite page 192.

Thomas Nast illustrated many books during his career, including the first edition of Hans Brinker, a story about a poor Dutch boy seeking aid for his sick father. The book, now considered a children’s classic, was very popular in the late nineteenth century, with more than one hundred editions published during the author’s life.