September 7, 2010

They Don't Make Alphabets Like They Used To

Science book guy John Ptak wondered what jobs were common enough in 1850 they could illustrate a kid's alphabet book:

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I thought Wharfinger won the prize, until he did a followup post of a 1844 alphabet primer from Newark: "O was an Oyster Wench."

Occupational Alphabet, c.1850 [thesciencebookstore via liz danzico]

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