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"The Picture Alphabet"

"The Picture Alphabet"
Title
"The Picture Alphabet"
Date 
1850-1855
Medium 
Cotton
Dimensions 
Overall: 12 x 10 3/4 in. ( 30.5 x 27.3 cm )
Description 
Cotton copper-engraved kerchief in blue ink on white ground, of a picture alphabet in 28 rectangles in four columns with images of animals and objects representing each letter; "&" and the company name also are in rectangles; flower border.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.603
Marks 
printed: at bottom corner: " THE/ PICTURE/ ALPHABET. / BOSTON CHEMICAL PRINTING COMPANY"
Gallery Label 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group