'Children of Our Town' 1902 with wonderful Art-Deco illustrations by E. Mars and M.H. Squire and verses by Carolyn Wells is online at the Library of Congress. There is perhaps more than a little irony attached to the social (or is it instructive?) commentary in the book, such as it is, in so far as only the children of the wealthy would have had the opportunity to see the book. 'Our Town' refers to New York City.
Searching around brought up some interesting background..
Maud Hunt Squire [bio: pdf] and Ethel Mars [bio: pdf] are famous (on one level) for being a gay couple - although American, they spent the majority of their lives in France. Such was their impact or renown that they were the couple upon whom Gertrude Stein based her 1922 short story 'Miss Furr and Miss Skeene'; said to be the literary debut of the word 'gay' in its modern usage. That short story in turn influenced the style used by Hemingway in one of his stories ('Mr & Mrs Elliot'). Never let it be said that the childrens literature genre has no influence.
There are a couple of other Squire/Mars illustrated books online..
- 'The Adventures of Uysses' by Charles Lamb, 1902.
- 'The Heroes' by Charles Kingsley, 1901.
- 'A Child's Garden of Verse' by Robert Louis Steveson, 1902.