Friday, November 21, 2008

Show and Tell

This Gospel Primer was in some family stuff but there is no name in it. It was copyrighted in 1894 and is the eighth edition. My Grandma was born in 1900 so it must have come from her or Grandpa's family.

The first page talks about learning to read by the "Word Method". Each letter has a "slate exercise" of words. I love all the graphics.




It's not hard to come up with words for the "hard letters" in the Bible!

The next part of the book has larger drawings and is all Bible stories.

To see more Show and Tell posts go on over to Kelli's House.

11 comments:

Darla said...

Thank you, how sweet that you have that! I adore old books.

JudyBug said...

I love all books but especially old books with character. What a treasure!

Mrs. Miles said...

Wow - this is a real treasure! The illustrations are all too cool. How did they do that way back when, I can hardly do it now.

Loved peeking over your shoulder!

Darla said...

You are so cool and I love reading about your family ....... you have been tagged to tell a little more.

PEA said...

What a wonderful family heirloom you have in this book! It looks to be in very good shape, considering its age. I have my mom's little school bible from the 1930's and I treasure that:-) xoxo

Susie Homemaker said...

This is so special...you're right about the illustrations...just wonderful!

Blessings,
Susie

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Jean,
What a great treasure you have there! How lucky you are to have it and in such great condition for it's age!
Love, Ann

Carrie said...

The primer is a delightful book...I had never heard of this title. Thank you for sharing it.

Suzanne said...

What a beautiful book and family heirloom!

Jewelgirl said...

What a nice primer! Can you imagine
the work it took to put the small
pictures with large letters into
the typesetter? Wonderful heirloom!

Sue said...

What a wonderful treasure you have there!