Pictures and Stories for the Young; or Pleasing Tales in Poetry and Prose

Pictures and Stories for the Young; or Pleasing Tales in Poetry and Prose

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Pictures and Stories for the Young; or Pleasing Tales of Poetry and Prose contains several short stories, poems, and a fable. The selections are designed to reinforce moral values. There are several detailed black and white engravings of early 19th Century urban scenes and landscapes. The green front cover displays 11 small illustrations of children playing hoops, badminton, flying kites, playing baseball, etc. The back cover advertises other children's books by the publisher. There is a faded signature of a previous owner on the title page. This short reader is 24 pages in length.
This short reader was printed and published by Sidney Babcock (1797-1884) in New Haven, Connecticut. This 19th Century American publishing house was known for its series of morally instructive and amusing children’s books.
Object Name
book
date made
1841
place made
United States: Connecticut, New Haven
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 5 3/4 in x 3 3/4 in x 1/16 in; 14.605 cm x 9.525 cm x.15875 cm
ID Number
2017.3049.77
nonaccession number
2017.3049
catalog number
2017.3049.77
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. Richard Lodish American School Collection
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National Museum of American History
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