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Das Grosse ABC-Buch

Artist/Maker:
Henkel, Solomon
Place Made:
New Market Virginia United States of America
Date Made:
1820
Medium:
paper
Accession Number:
2535.7
Description:
The 1820 edition of the Henkel Press’s 92-page long “The Big ABC Book.” It includes some material published in the Press’s smaller ABC primers. Intended to teach children to read in the German language.

The Henkel Press was founded in 1806 by Ambrose Henkel (1786-1870) and his brother Solomon Henkel (1777-1847). Though the press is best known for publishing German-language religious literature, it also produced secular educational materials like this book.

RELATED OBJECTS: MESDA has a large collection of Henkel Press material (acc 5550). Among this material are woodblocks, books, prints, and manuscript material. MESDA also has a New Market fancy-painted chair owned by press co-founder Solomon Henkel (acc. 5838)

Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. Frank L. Horton