Naught, and Carry One


This1876 black and white steel engraving by Illman Brothers was first published in Peterson Magazine, a periodical for women which published tips on fashion, etiquette and child rearing from 1855-1892. This print was one of a series of engravings which was reprinted and bound in 1888 in an additional publication by the magazine called Choice Gems.

This print depicts a seated school girl holding a slate with a math problem on her lap. She is seated in a room, possibly a kitchen, with a stack of cards next to her and a door behind her. An axe and a piece of wood with chopped wood are depicted in the background, along with a shelf holding a cooking pan and pitcher.

Illman Brothers were a Philadelphia firm of engravers and printers, consisting of Edward, George, Henry, and William Ilman active circa 1860 to 1907. Johann George Meyer von Bremen (German, 1813-1886) was the artist of the original image, an oil on canvas.

Date Made: 1876

Maker: Illman Brothers

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Subject: Education

See more items in: Home and Community Life: Education, Women Teaching Math


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Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Richard Lodish American School Collection

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2014.0244.007Accession Number: 2014.0244Catalog Number: 2014.0244.007

Object Name: printObject Type: desks

Physical Description: paper (overall material)ink (overall material)engraved (overall production method/technique)Measurements: image: 6 3/4 in x 5 in; 17.145 cm x 12.7 cmoverall: 11 1/4 in x 9 1/2 in; 28.575 cm x 24.13 cm


Record Id: nmah_1692389

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