Portrait of Educator William Holmes McGuffey Reading a Book, circa 1860

Summary

Growing up in the Ohio wilderness, William Holmes McGuffey walked many miles to be tutored. McGuffey taught school to fund his college education, and later became a college professor and president. A well-respected educator, McGuffey was asked to publish a series of graded textbooks. McGuffey's Eclectic Readers were used in schools nationwide during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Growing up in the Ohio wilderness, William Holmes McGuffey walked many miles to be tutored. McGuffey taught school to fund his college education, and later became a college professor and president. A well-respected educator, McGuffey was asked to publish a series of graded textbooks. McGuffey's Eclectic Readers were used in schools nationwide during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

circa 1860

Creators

Unknown

Creator Notes

Originally photographed about 1860, and the image used in a book illustration about 1940. This copy print was made from the book illustration.

Collection Title

William H. McGuffey Papers 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.O.15754

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Linen (Material)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 11.25 in

Width: 7.5 in

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