16 June 2012

Ephemera: Children's Word Sheet

Children's picture and noun sheet from 1824 entitled
FORTY EIGHT NOUNS with as many PICTURES for CHILDREN

















An example of printed material for teaching children nouns using pictures. This items was not made in Birmingham, but similar items have been described for sale in shops at the time such as John Allin's shop on Ann Street. This kind of material would have been used by middling families to teach and entertain children, and may have been used by the infant schools (such as Birmingham's first infant school on Ann Street) to help educate the children there. I have included a selection of the panels below, choosing those that particularly depict life at the time.

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