Friday, September 5, 2014

Fruits & Vegetables - Historic American Seed & Plant Catalogs from Smithsonian Institution Libraries





American Folk Art - 19C school children with their books


Attributed to George Hartwell (Americian artist, 1815-1901) Little Girl in Pink with Book and Rose, ca. 1840.



Attributed to Jacob Eicholtz (American artist, 1776-1842), Two Girls, Lancaster, Pennsylvania



Attributed to William Matthew Prior (American artist, 1806-1873) Girl Seated on Bench 1840 (Prior-Hamblin School)



Attributed to William Matthew Prior (American artist, 1806-1873) or Sturtevant J. Hamblin (American artist, 1817-1884) Mary Cary and Susan Elizabeth Johnson, 1848 (Prior-Hamblin School)



Attributed to William Matthew Prior (American artist, 1806-1873) Laura Ann Wood, age 9; Mary Ellen Wood, age 7



Attributed to William Matthew Prior (American artist, 1806-1873)Three Sisters of the Copeland Family 1854 (Prior-Hamblin School)



Attributed to William Matthew Prior (American artist, 1806-1873)Young Girl in Blue Dress 1852 (Prior-Hamblin School)



Erastus Salisbury Field (American artist, 1805–1900) Ellen Tuttle Bangs



Erastus Salisbury Field (American artist, 1805–1900) Margaret Gilmore



George Linen (Amreican artist, 1802 - 1888 ) Portrait of the Balentine Children of New Jersey c 1873 detail



John Brewster Jr. (American Painter, 1766-1854) Boy With a Book 1810



John Brewster Jr. (American Painter, 1766-1854) Mary Warren Bryant c 1815



John Brewster Jr. (American painter, 1766-1854) Boy with Book 1800



John Brewster, Jr (American painter, 1766-1854) Boy with Red Book



Joseph Whiting Stock (American artist, 1815–1855) Blue-Eyed Boy in Brown



Joseph Whiting Stock (American artist, 1815–1855) Boy and Girl with Book



Joseph Whiting Stock (American artist, 1815–1855) Daniel Plumb, Jr



Joseph Whiting Stock (American artist, 1815–1855) Henry Ward



Joseph Whiting Stock (American artist, 1815–1855) John and Louisa Stock, 1845



Joseph Whiting Stock (American artist, 1815–1855) James Eugene Judd



Joseph Whiting Stock (American artist, 1815–1855) Mary Abba Woodworth 1837



Joseph Whiting Stock (American artist, 1815–1855) Master Henry Field 1844



Joseph Whiting Stock (American artist, 1815–1855) The Blaksley Boys



Joseph Whiting Stock (American artist, 1815–1855) William Howard Smith 1838



Joshua Johnson (American artist, 1763–1824) Adelina Morton



Lewis Thomas Ives (American artist, 1833-1894) The Storybook



Mary B. Tucker (American artist, 1784-1853) Learning the ABCs c 1840



Samuel Miller (American painter, 1807-1853) Emily Moulton



Unknown American artist, Girl with a Book and a Cat 1840s



Unknown American artist, James M Mitchell Amesbury, Massachusetts 1835



Unknown American artist, Little Boy With Book, Basket, And Hammer Detail



Unknown American artist, Mary Briggs 1840



Unknown American artist, Philip



Unknown American artist, Rachel



 John Brewster Jr. (American artist, 1766–1854) Girl in Greeen Dress

1834 Old School - The School of Good Manners - Rules for Children




In 1834, the Massachusettes Sabbath School Society borrowed from a book called The School of Good Manners, which had been around for over a century, to publish a few rules of behavior for their children.  I must be past my rebellious years, because lots of these general precepts make sense to me. Or, as a dear friend reminds me regularly, it could be that I have the emotional maturity of a 12-year-old.  And, I do have trouble with the "Provoke nobody" admonition.

Love God...
Reverence your parents.
Submit to your superiors.
Despise not your inferiors.
Be courteous to your equals.
Pray daily & devoutly.
Converse with the good.
Imitate not the wicked.
Be always desirous of learning.
Study virtue & embrace it.
Provoke nobody.
Restrain your tongue.
Covet future honor, which only virtue & wisdom can procure.

 

19C Back to School



Edward Lamson Henry (American artist, 1841-1913)  A Country School


Charles Frederic Ulrich (American expatriate artist, 1858–1908) Children in a Schoolroom


Constant Mayer (French-born Amerian artist, 1832–1911) The Sewing School



Francis William Edmonds (American artist, 1806–1863) The Two Culprits



Winslow Homer (American artist, 1836-1910) Blackboard


Winslow Homer (American artist, 1836-1910) The Country School



Winslow Homer (American artist, 1836-1910) Homework


Winslow Homer (American artist, 1836-1910) The Noon Recess


Winslow Homer (American artist, 1836-1910) Country School



Edward Lamson Henry (American artist, 1841-1913) Kept In



John George Brown (American artist, 1831-1913)  What's Your Name



John George Brown (1831-1913)  Off to School - A Breezy Morning



Winslow Homer (1836-1910) School Time



Francis William Edmonds (Amercian genre painter, 1806-1863) The New Scholar 1845