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Adventures of a pincushion.jpg  Jemima Placid -> http://www.gutenberg.org/files/37514/37514-h/37514-h.htm#

Adventures of a pincushion.jpg Jemima Placid -> http://www.gutenberg.org/files/37514/37514-h/37514-h.htm#

Oak Hornbooks were most often made of oak, the letters were covered with…

Oak Hornbooks were most often made of oak, the letters were covered with…

Ivory horn book, England with a great 'make do' stapled repair. Wonderful!

Ivory horn book, England with a great 'make do' stapled repair. Wonderful!

"An Introduction to Singing" (1747) at the Museum of London, London - From the curators' comments: "As Londoners' wealth and leisure time increased, and opportunities for education grew, so too did their appetite for books, newspapers and magazines.  Peter Prelleur, a Huguenot, was a writing master and composer. He became the organist at Christchurch, Spitalfields. This work was published to help amateurs with their singing and reflects the growth of informal music making in London."

"An Introduction to Singing" (1747) at the Museum of London, London - From the curators' comments: "As Londoners' wealth and leisure time increased, and opportunities for education grew, so too did their appetite for books, newspapers and magazines. Peter Prelleur, a Huguenot, was a writing master and composer. He became the organist at Christchurch, Spitalfields. This work was published to help amateurs with their singing and reflects the growth of informal music making in London."

Nouveau jeu de la marine [engraving] : dédié a monsieur le marquis du Quesne ... :: Prints and Engravings

Nouveau jeu de la marine [engraving] : dédié a monsieur le marquis du Quesne ... :: Prints and Engravings

The Uncles Present, a new Battledoor. Philadelphia: Jacob Johnson, c.1810.  Considered a cheaper ABC learning tool than the hornbook, a battledoor usually consisted of a folded sheet of stiff paper. The name "battledoor" came into use because children often used the stiff paper covers as a game paddle for hitting a shuttlecock into the air, in a game similar to badminton.

The Uncles Present, a new Battledoor. Philadelphia: Jacob Johnson, c.1810. Considered a cheaper ABC learning tool than the hornbook, a battledoor usually consisted of a folded sheet of stiff paper. The name "battledoor" came into use because children often used the stiff paper covers as a game paddle for hitting a shuttlecock into the air, in a game similar to badminton.

1800 January 24th.  The Fashionable Amusement of Skipping.  Etching and Engraving on Woven Paper. Published by Laurie & Whittle, 53 Fleet Street, London, [1800] Lewis Walpole Library Digital Collection images.library.yale.edu

1800 January 24th. The Fashionable Amusement of Skipping. Etching and Engraving on Woven Paper. Published by Laurie & Whittle, 53 Fleet Street, London, [1800] Lewis Walpole Library Digital Collection images.library.yale.edu

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