Child Life in Colonial Days


One of this well-known author's best works, this charming volume is profusely illustrated with pictures of famous children; clothing, furniture and toys; schools and sample pages from old children's texts and story books. The contents include: babyhood; children's dress; schools and school life; women teachers and girl scholars; hornbook and primer; school books; penmanship and letters; diaries and commonplace books; childish precocity; oldtime discipline; manners and courtesy; religious thought and training; religious books; story and picture books; children's diligence; needlecraft and decorative arts; games and pastimes; children's toys; and flower lore of children. This is a delightful book for anyone who collects material pertaining to colonial customs and lifestyles.

Alice Morse Earle

(1899), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, index, 504 pp.

ISBN: 9780788408014