Image of a Dame School Classroom by unknown artist

Image of a Dame School Classroom by unknown artist

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Description
This multi-color print shows a scene from a 19th century dame school. A “dame school” is one in which an older woman holds class for other families’ children out of her own home. Of note, are the cat lying next to the teacher’s feet, a boy wearing a dunce cap, and another boy peeking in through an open window. The print is of unknown date and artist. The only possible identifier is the name “Louis” that is handwritten in very small letters near the bottom right corner.
Object Name
print
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
image: 15 1/4 in x 16 1/2 in; 38.735 cm x 41.91 cm
ID Number
2014.3127.04
nonaccession number
2014.3127
catalog number
2014.3127.04
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. Richard Lodish American School Collection
subject
Education
School
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Cultural and Community Life: Education
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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