The Picture Alphabet For Good Children, 1835-1855

Summary

Sturdy paper discs housed in cylindrical wooden boxes were a one form of alphabet toy in the mid-1800s. Most of these small cards feature a letter and, on the other side, a colorful image of something beginning with that letter. Children could dump out and mix up the letters, then rearrange them to spell words.

Sturdy paper discs housed in cylindrical wooden boxes were a one form of alphabet toy in the mid-1800s. Most of these small cards feature a letter and, on the other side, a colorful image of something beginning with that letter. Children could dump out and mix up the letters, then rearrange them to spell words.

Artifact

Educational toy

Date Made

1835-1855

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United Kingdom, England 

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

24.7.50

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Wood (Plant Material)
Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Green
Blue
Red
Yellow
Black (Color)
Brown

Dimensions

Height: 2.5 in

Diameter: 2.8 in

Inscriptions

THE PICTURE ALPHABET/For Good Children [on box top]

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