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PPRE2A-00102
Abe Lincoln as a boy reading by firelight in his familys cabin. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageLearn Collection: Colonial classroom in New England, 1600s

Colonial classroom in New England, 1600s
Early schoolroom in colonial New England. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageLearn Collection: Discussions in ancient Athens, circa 400 BC

Discussions in ancient Athens, circa 400 BC
Citizens of Athens engaged in discussions during the time of Pericles, 5th century BC. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageLearn Collection: Scribe copying manuscripts in the Middle Ages

Scribe copying manuscripts in the Middle Ages
Medieval scribe writing at a desk, surrounded by open manuscripts. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageLearn Collection: Kindergarten children playing a game, 1870s

Kindergarten children playing a game, 1870s
Kindergarten class playing an active game, " the windmill, " 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

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Medieval university hierarchy
Degrees of university teaching, topped by theology, 1508. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an earlier illustration

Background imageLearn Collection: PUSA2A-00060

PUSA2A-00060
Chigwell Grammar School in Wanstead, Essex, where William Penn was educated. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut of an earlier illustration

Background imageLearn Collection: Reading lesson in a Pennsylvania classroom, 1700s

Reading lesson in a Pennsylvania classroom, 1700s
School reading lesson in colonial Pennsylvania. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Howard Pyle illustration

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Medieval monks studying manuscripts
Benedictine monks poring over medieval manuscripts. Antique hand-colored print

Background imageLearn Collection: HOUS2A-00048

HOUS2A-00048
Young Puritan woman reading while spinning at her wheel. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageLearn Collection: Colonial boy learning to read at home

Colonial boy learning to read at home
Grandmother teaching a child to read in colonial America. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageLearn Collection: Kindergarten class in Boston, 1870s

Kindergarten class in Boston, 1870s
Public kindergarden students modeling clay, Boston, Massachusetts, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageLearn Collection: Reading lesson in a 19th-century classroom

Reading lesson in a 19th-century classroom
Boys reading aloud in a schoolroom, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageLearn Collection: Students in a one-room school, 1800s

Students in a one-room school, 1800s
Young orator in a village public school, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageLearn Collection: Students reciting in a one-room school, 1800s

Students reciting in a one-room school, 1800s
Pupils reciting poetry in a one-room school, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageLearn Collection: Medieval monks studying geometry and copying a manuscript

Medieval monks studying geometry and copying a manuscript
Monk scholars - a mathematician studying a globe, the other copying a manuscript, 1200s. Hand-colored woodcut

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Medieval Arabs teaching science
Astronomy, alchemy and astrology taught by Arab scholars in medieval schools. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

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Medieval school
Students in a school in the Middle Ages, 1338-1344. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of a miniature illustration from MS Bodleian Misc. 264

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Symposium in ancient Greece
Ancient Greek symposium, featuring the exchange of ideas along with drinks. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageLearn Collection: PSCI2A-00085

PSCI2A-00085
Ernst Haeckel teaching in his laboratory at Jena University, Germany. Hand-colored halftone of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageLearn Collection: BUSN2A-00171

BUSN2A-00171
Young blacksmith reading a newspaper, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century painting by F. B. Mayer

Background imageLearn Collection: School for poor children in Brooklyn, 1870

School for poor children in Brooklyn, 1870
Schoolroom of the Brooklyn Bethel, New York, 1870. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageLearn Collection: Sinbad studying with scholars in India

Sinbad studying with scholars in India
Sinbad the Sailor in the society of the learned Indians, from the Arabian Nights. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

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HOUS2A-00037
Frontier father reading to his children by firelight, 1800s. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageLearn Collection: HOUS2A-00103

HOUS2A-00103
Young girl learning to sew, frontier America. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageLearn Collection: Monk copying a medieval manuscript

Monk copying a medieval manuscript
Medieval copyist writing a manuscript on a sheet of vellum, 1400s. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut of an earlier illustration

Background imageLearn Collection: Chained books in a Dutch library

Chained books in a Dutch library
University of Leiden library, where all the books were chained in place, 1500s -1600s. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of a 17th-century illustration

Background imageLearn Collection: Freedmens school in Vicksburg, Mississippi, 1866

Freedmens school in Vicksburg, Mississippi, 1866
Primary school for freedmen, in charge of Mrs. Green, at Vicksburg, Mississippi, 1866. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageLearn Collection: Freed slaves attending school in Charleston, South Carolina, 1866

Freed slaves attending school in Charleston, South Carolina, 1866
Zion School for colored children, Charleston, South Carolina, 1866. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

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Ancient Athens, Greece
Open-air discussion in Athens, ancient Greece. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageLearn Collection: PROY2A-00110

PROY2A-00110
Peter the Great studying shipbuilding at Zaandam, Holland. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of an illustration

Background imageLearn Collection: BUSN2A-00134

BUSN2A-00134
Woodworker showing young boy his tools and techniques. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

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HSET2A-00044
Music-lesson in a colonial Southern plantation house. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

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Learning the minuet
Colonial children learning to dance the minuet. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageLearn Collection: BUSN2A-00155

BUSN2A-00155
Writing master using a quill pen. Hand-colored engraving of an illustration

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New pupil in a one-room school
New student is the center of attention in a one-room school, circa 1900. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

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PANC2A-00001
Aristotle instructing the young Alexander the Great. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration


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