Picture Primer

The Child’s Own Primer. New York: Elton & Co., John McLoughlin, Jr., ca. 1852-1853. 
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Reissued by a young up-and-coming publisher John McLoughlin, this book melds a pictorial alphabet of everyday objects (axe, cat, fruit, glasses) on the top half of the pages, with a syllabary (ba be bi bo bu) running on the bottom half, pleasing both the adult teacher and the young reader eager for pictures. 

Adopted by Holly V. Izard

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