1938. · New York
the book was published in 1939. (G P Putnam's Sons, NY).
Hardie Gramatky (1907–1979), an American author, artist and watercolorist worked as an animator for Walt Disney, and when he settled back in New York, his studio overlooked the East River, where he saw the cityscape and the boat traffic along the Hudson which inspired the story of "Little Toot". Disney featured the classic children's story in an animation short as part of Melody Time (1948).
Provenance: From the Artist's Estate, acquired directly from the family. (Inventory #: BBO21)