This is one of many images my grandmother cut and pasted to construction paper to use as (I assume) a teaching aid. Though the artist's name has been removed from this sweet illustration, or was never printed on it, there are clues to where she found it on the back.
See the note at the bottom of the image above? "Say That You Saw It In The Juvenile Instructor" - The Juvenile Instructor was a Mormon Periodical in the 19th Century. It was originally founded and edited by Mormon Apostle George Q. Cannon in 1866 in Utah Territory. It consisted of catechisms on the Bible, Book of Mormon and Doctrine and Covenants along with images, stories and teaching to aid in gospel instruction. The last year the Juvenile Instructor featured black and white covers appears to be 1914 after which they switched to color. I found a website with all the 1915 covers, but have been unable to locate covers for the years that follow. (I feel like Nancy Drew trying to uncover some of these things!) The publication ended in 1929 and was replaced by another called The Instructor.
So... the image she must have clipped between 1916 and 1929.
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What We Left Behind