April 15, 2010

The Anti-Slavery Alphabet, c.1846

With lines like "I is the Infant/ from its fond mother torn," and "W is the whipping post," but as far as abolitionist alphabet primers go, this is probably the best I've ever seen.

anti-slavery_abc_mdah.jpg

So goodbye Teabaggers, and hello Emancipation Day!

The Anti-Slavery Alphabet, 1846 [mississippi archives via bibliodyssey]

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I think you forgot to close a tag for italics on the page somewhere...

That is gorgeous.

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