"Rhyme sheets from the Poetry Bookshop"

The Poetry Bookshop, founded by Harold Munro, was based in Devonshire Street in the Bloomsbury area of central London. It was both a shop and a small publishing house which was in existence between 1912 (some sources say 1913) and 1935 (some sources say 1926).

It is particularly well-known for its production of small posters known as rhyme sheets which featured an illustrated poem. Rhyme sheets (sometimes referred to as broadsides) often had hand-coloured illustrations by well-known artists such as Claud Lovat Fraser. The series available for children was particularly popular.

Click here and scroll down to see an example of a Poetry Bookshop children's rhyme sheet.