1903 – “The Wonderful Electric Elephant” – Frances T. Montgomery (American)
The Wonderful Electric Elephant
Written in 1903 by Frances T. Montgomery, The Wonderful Electric Elephant is children's story in which Harold and Ione take a trip around the world in a life-sized mechanical elephant. The tale describes their magnificent adventure and journey. Interestingly for this site though, the book was illustrated by Cassius M. Coolidge, the painter of the famous dog playing poker paintings.
Images and text sourced from http://www.dogsplayingpoker.org/bio/coolidge/the-wonderful-electric-elephant/.