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My Darling’s A.B.C.

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Title

My Darling’s A.B.C.

Description

Alphabet books were widely available in America starting in the eighteenth century and were often illustrated. Like the commonly circulated primers, alphabet books were intended to primarily serve an educational role, teaching young children the basic building blocks of the English language. In order to make their ABC books stand out, many American publishers experimented with the format. Turner & Fisher of Philadelphia and New York issued an accordion-style version filled with illustrations of animals and everyday objects, but designed for small hands. The slapdash coloring on this item reflects the typical cheap but cheerful approach to the production of children’s picture books before 1850.

Source

My Darling’s A.B.C. New York and Philadelphia: Turner & Fisher, 1836–1849.

Publisher

Turner & Fisher

Date

between 1836 and 1849

Identifier

405354

Catalog no. 11

Citation

“My Darling’s A.B.C.,” Radiant With Color, accessed May 25, 2019, http://americanantiquarian.org/radiantwithcolor/items/show/9.