Item 4 - WHEEEEEEEEEE!!
“The Sled” from The Literary Souvenir, Philadelphia: Carey and Hart, 1844.
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This lively winter scene is taken from The Literary Souvenir of 1844. A young boy has left thoughts of the school day behind (and his books in the snow) as he zooms down a hill on a wooden sled holding onto a rope while throwing his free hand into the air. This was a popular scene in gift books as it was used in at least three other gift books in the 1840s and 1850s.