HGIA: Das A.B.C in bildern

Max Kade Institute Library.

Das A.B.C. in Bildern (ABC in Pictures) published in 1905 by McLoughlin Bros., Inc., New York, is an example of a publication for German-speaking children in America. In many public, private, and parochial schools in areas where Germans settled, children learned to read and write in German, but in an American context. Here a child is introduced to the letter “F” and the word “Fahne” (flag), written in German Fraktur. The accompanying picture of the “Fahne,” however, is the American flag, reflecting the prominence of patriotism in this country’s public life, including among German Americans.

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