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Rewards of merit

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Title:
Rewards of merit
Description:
This collection contains six hundred and six American and British-made rewards of merit dating between 1802 and 1900. Present are examples of early printing techniques used in Boston, New York, Newburyport, Lowell, and Providence; including chrome plating, lithography, embossing, chromolithography, lacework and woodblock printing. There are also merits handmade by teachers, such as the cut paper prize given to Miss Mary Dodge in 1826. In folder eleven, there is relevant correspondence sent between William Sumner Appleton and donors who contributed rewards of merit to Historic New England during the 1920-40s; the decades when the materials were accumulated most rapidly. We also possess numerous micro-collections; groups of rewards of merit given to a single pupil over a span of time, generally by one teacher.
Date:
1802–1900
Format:
Ephemera
Genre:
rewards of merit
Location:
Historic New England
Collection (local):
EP001: Ephemera collection
Subjects:
groups of animals
agriculture
births
butterflies
graveyards
putti (motifs)
children (people by age group)
chromolithography
costume (mode of fashion)
cut-paper work
deaths
education
families
flowers (plants)
giraffes
girls
ice skating
industry (economic concept)
labor
landscapes (environments)
lithography
men (male humans)
Native American
recreation
prayers
report cards
ships
Sunday schools (institutions)
trains (vehicle groupings)
trees
tops (toys)
women (female humans)
block printing (relief printing process)
boys
Boston Latin School (Mass.)
Boston Primary School (Mass.)
Charles Whipple Bookseller of Newburyport
Cummings & Hilliard of Boston
Dobbs of London
E.P. Dutton & Co.
George Daniels Booksellers of Providence
Gibson Litho Co. of Cincinnati and New York
Jos. Laing & Co. of New York
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Mayhew Grammar School of Boston
Nathaniel Orr & Co. of New York
N.S. Simpkins & Co. of Boston
Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, London
W. & J. Gilman of Newburyport
Young Ladies High School, Providence, Rhode Island
Appleton, William Sumner, 1874-1947
Barr, Caroline Francis , 1835-1922
Baxter, Charles N.
Bowen, Abel, 1790-1850
Bowen, Henry, 1794-1874
Dodge, Mary
Lewis, George
Lord, Charlie
Norcross, Lucy Lane
Washington, George, 1732-1799
Places:
New HampshireHillsborough (county)Amherst
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)Boston
EnglandLondon
MassachusettsMiddlesex (county)Lowell
MassachusettsEssex (county)Newburyport
Rhode IslandProvidence (county)Providence
MassachusettsPlymouth (county)Plymouth
Extent:
11 folders (1 box)
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Identifier:
181208
Call #:
EP001.04