Great Men and Women in German!

Great Men and Women in German!

Grosse Manner & Frauen.  Reading, Pa.: Pilger-Buchhandlung, A. Bendel, ca. 1880. Catalog Record | Enlarge Image | Adopt a Book Home

This is an anthology of the lives of great men and women (German and American) for German-American children.  The eye-catching chromolithographed cover features an obelisk inscribed with the names of famous men as a destination for tourists including a mother with her son, a Native American, a gentleman in top hat, and two men with broad-brimmed hats who seem to be recently arrived immigrants.  The biographies include contemporary celebrities like Harriet Beecher Stowe, Peter Cooper, and Ulysses S. Grant.  The biography of Lincoln features a photo-engraved copy of an early likeness of the president without his trademark beard.

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