This was an ink drawing published in the 1881 book Real Pen Work / Self Instructor in Penmanship (Knowles and Maxim, Pittsfield, Mass.). Why the copyright date on the print is 1884, we can’t explain. According to one source, the artist was “expert penman” and co-publisher Alden Knowles. Some doubt …Read More »
Unknown Author Back in the fifteenth century, in a tiny village near Nuremberg, lived a family with eighteen children. Eighteen! In order merely to keep food on the table for this mob, the father and head of the household, a goldsmith by profession, worked almost eighteen hours a day at …Read More »
-- Author Unknown
Thanksgiving Day was near. The first grade teacher gave her class a fun assignment -- to draw a picture of something for which they were thankful.
Most of the class might be considered economically disadvantaged, but still many would celebrate the holiday with turkey and other traditional goodies of the season. These, the teacher thought, would be the subjects of most of her student's art. And they were.