Slate Drawings for the Young Folks, compliments of Belding Bro's & Co. Silk Manufacturers
Printed by Van Dyke & Co. p. An "instructive amusement" once central to drawing education, businesses started making slate drawing cards and booklets to ensure their printed materials would be kept around by customers because of their usefulness, thereby increasing the promotional return. This example is generally Very Good, some discoloration and wear to the wraps. Old stitching along the spine proves this was a well-loved part of someone's childhood. The drawing of the silk stocking is beautiful, if not quite well suited for slate drawing.