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Monday, March 22, 2010

ABC History

My Dad and I were going through some old papers and such and came across this little book of alphabets. It was given to his great uncle on 2nd Feb. 1867. Over the next few days, I'll scan a few of the images so you can see. As usual, if you'd like to see more detail, the images are clickable.


  1. This is so very cool; things were handcrafted beautifully back then....what a delightful book to learn from!
    The close ups are amazing!


  2. Oh this is just so special. Finding things like that are so precious to us who appreciate them. Others just toss them. I will be loking for future pics.



  3. these are lovely---but the corn must have been drawn by a city boy
    cause it sure don't look like corn to me :}

    would make lovely little embroideries

  4. What beautiful pages. Can i make a special request for a K and even an M, pretty please?

  5. Anonymous10:24 AM

    Oh MA..what a find. You know how I love 'old' books!! This is so fantastic. Just think what you can do/make with it. I can smell the brain smoke as we speak!! Hope you bring it next Wed.
    Mrs. Noofy.

  6. I Love " back then"
    1954 was the year I was married!!!
    It was fun to see this post.
    Thanks for sharing

  7. This little book is so lovely. I love finding old books like this.

  8. Hi,
    I came upon your ABC book and pages via Google search I think - I cannot remember. This is such a lovely book. I would love to be able to use the pages in some art work I am doing, but the scans for most of them are so small they are unuseable. The scan for the ABCD page is good though.

    Would you be willing to send me the larger scans for the book and the royal alphabet? I will also do a post on my blog about your book - along with a link to your site. Or would you be interested in selling the book?

    Here is my blog:



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