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Tommy and Dobbin

Description: Set of 11 wooden blocks, hand-painted, which make up the bodies of Tommy the soldier and his horse Dobbin. Contained in wooden box with sliding lid, lid with colored illustration of the blocks and title; underside of lid with colored illustration showing 5 different ways the blocks can be arranged to make Tommy & Dobbin in different poses. Affixed to inside bottom of case is a second colored illustration showing 6 more poses.
Date: [1890..1900]
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

Vanity.

Description: Moralizing tale about Little Betsey Green. Constantly told how pretty she is, she becomes vain and prideful.
Date: [1827 - 1853]
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

Signs.

Description: Moralizing tale which reflects that how children act is a signal of their future character. Story is followed by "The substance of the Ten Commandments."
Date: [1827 - 1853]
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

The runaway

Description: Little Julia, resident of New York City, is taken to see her uncle's farm. Exposed to fields, animals, and the open spaces, she regrets having to return to the city. Back home, she wants to run away and return to her uncle's farm. Against her mother's orders, she does run away one day, but is found and brought home, and learns never to disobey her mother again.
Date: c. 1857.
Creator: Committee of Publication of the American Sunday School Union.
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

The new bonnet.

Description: Moralizing tale where Miss Amelia F. Johnson learns that the pretty new bonnet she wants to wear to church is not as important as learning to serve God. The story is followed by the poem "The child's prayer."
Date: 1827 - 1853
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

The home-made boy.

Description: Moralizing tale of the differences between two boys in the Sunday school, Arthur and Lewis, which are "chiefly made at home!"
Date: 1827 - 1853
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

Harvest close upon seed time.

Description: Moralizing tale of the youth who starts by missing just a few minutes of Sunday school, slides into sin, skips class, joins a fire company, and eventually lands in prison in Maryland with a 15 year term for robbery.
Date: 1827 - 1853
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

The grocery ruined him.

Description: Little Robert would not heed the advice of his Sunday school teacher and avoid the men at the grocery store who kept trying to get him to drink rum. By the age of 13, Robert becomes a drunkard.
Date: 1827 - 1853
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

Going apprentice.

Description: Words of wisdom from an old German schoolmaster to a young boy about to go learn a trade, and how being good will help him succeed.
Date: 1827 - 1853
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

Give us this day our daily bread.

Description: His mother unable to provide for himself and his siblings, six year old Little Johnny prays on the way to school. On arriving home, he finds food has been left for the family. Not an angel, but an earthly agent of God heard his prayer and provided for the family.
Date: 1827 - 1853
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

Death of little Mary

Description: Little Mary S., devout and faithful, is dying at the age of 8. Her faith touches all around her, and helps bring them closer to God.
Date: 1827 - 1853
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections