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Water Babies Swimming in Picture Books

on display in the

Originally mounted in the gallery of the Cotsen Children's Library during the summer of 2001, this exhibition was supposed to lower the temperature a few degrees for our visitors who weren't able to escape to the pool or to the Jersey shore on steamy days.

It was just for fun, so we looked for illustrations that captured the sensations of being by or in the water so the accompanying labels could be brief. For this virtual version, there is more information about the stories and their illustrators of the sort you might learn during a gallery talk.

While this isn't a substitute for seeing the originals on display, we hope you'll enjoy this sampling of the many images of swimming from the collection of the Cotsen Children's Library wherever your terminal may be.