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Archaic calligraphy - Colonial America

Friday, January 20, 2006
In our History Pockets, Q is learning about colonial schooling. Kids were homeschooled and also sent off to local "Dame" schools. Girls of wealthy parents were then sent off to Europe to finishing schools (foreign languages, wine and cheese appreciation, various arts) and boys were send off to schools like Harvard and Yale.

She learned how to make a horn book.

She also got to practice some of the cursive kids had to learn then.

caligraphy in colonial america


Its not easy and her quill pen (which we got at Old Sturbridge Village) isn't the easiest to control!


Here are some links to learn more:

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  • Where did you get that cursive font set? It is most attractive and I would be most intrested in learning this font.


    By Blogger Brett Knoss, at 6:55 PM  
  • Brett, It is pretty! This was a sheet handed out to people who were practicing with a quill pen at Old Sturbridge Village (MA). I will see if I can find it tomorrow.. would a scan of it be of use to you?

    By Blogger nika, at 8:49 PM  
  • Yes, it most certainly would be. Thank you.

    By Blogger Brett Knoss, at 11:54 PM  
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