William Croome (1790–1860) was an American illustrator and wood engraver in the 19th century. He trained with Abel Bowen in Boston, Massachusetts. Croome's work appeared in the American Magazine of Useful and Entertaining Knowledge (1830s), Lady's Annual (1830s), Crockett Almanac (ca.1840s), and in numerous children's books.The child's annual. Boston: Allen & Ticknor, 1834
The Token and Atlantic Souvenir, 1836
Caroline Howard Gilman. The Lady's annual register and housewife's memorandum book. Boston: 1837-1840.
Crockett Almanac 1839. Containing Adventures, Exploits, Sprees & Scrapes in the West, & Life and Manners in the Backwoods. Nashville, Tennessee. Published by Ben Harding, 1838.
John Stevens Cabot Abbott. The school-boy: or, A guide for youth to truth and duty. Boston: Crocker & Brewster, 1839.
Jacob Abbott. Caleb in the country: A story for children. Boston: Crocker & Brewster, 1839
Crockett Almanac Improved 1842. Boston. Printed and Published by S. N. Dickinson, 1841.
John Frost. Book of the Navy. 1843
John Frost. The pictorial history of the United States of America: from the discovery by the Northmen in the tenth century to the present time. ca.1843. 1852 ed. (Boston: H. Wentworth)
Graham's Magazine. Oct. 1844. Illustration to Charles J. Peterson's "The Pic-Nic: a Story of the Wissahicken." (Croome's interpretation described in 1983 by historian Burton Pollin: "simpering expressions and contrived postures, and ... overdressed characters")
S.G. Goodrich. A pictorial natural history: embracing a view of the mineral, vegetable, and animal kingdoms; For the use of schools. Boston: James Munroe & Company, 1845. New edition (1854).
William Spottswood White. The African preacher: An authentic narrative. Philadelphia: Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1849
Songs for the People. 1849
Clara Moreton (Clara Jessup Moore) Frank and Fanny: a rural story. Boston: Phillips, Sampson, 1851
Falconbridge. Dan. Marble: a biographical sketch of that famous and diverting humorist, with reminiscences, comicalities, anecdotes, etc., etc. New York: Dewitt & Davenport, 1851. Google books
Godey's Lady's Book