The Mother’s Remarks on a Set of Cuts for Children. Parts I-II. Philadelphia: T. S. Manning for Jacob Johnson, 1803. [catalog record]
Purchase, 1911; plates: bequest of d’Alté A. Welch, 1970.
This set of books, engraved cards, and wooden case constitutes one of the earliest known educational games by an American publisher. It came to AAS in parts: the books and case were purchased at auction by Brigham, and the important d’Alté Welch bequest supplied the missing cards. A pupil selected a card, each bearing six numbered images corresponding to entries in the books. Then the student spelled out the words using the supplied letters.
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