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Hornbook. Print out picture of hornbook, glue to heavy cardboard (from the side of a small shipping box), and cut it out. Voila! Usa Schools, Early Small, History Schools, Families History, Book Illustrations, Antique Samplers, Small Ships, Antique Books, Bldgs Desks Schools
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the hornbook usually consisted of a single sheet of paper containing the alphabet, a shortened syllabary, the invocation, and the Lord's Prayer. It was pasted to a board or stiff card and covered with a translucent layer of horn (or varnished) to protect it.
OAK HORNBOOK...Hornbooks were most often made of oak, the letters were covered with transparent horn and the whole fastened down with brass strips and tacks. Sometimes leather was used to cover the wood or hold down the letters. Wealthy children had hornbooks made of ivory or silver. Schools used hornbooks made of brass or lead. The text consisted of the alphabet or the alphabet and numbers, or all of the above with the Lord's Prayer. Battledores were made of cardboard and later replaced horn...