Lot # 89: c.1850's Teacher/Child Rewards of Merit w/Baseball Scenes Collection (7)

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Item was in Auction "Spring, 2024 Premier Auction",
which ran from 3/11/2024 12:00 AM to
3/30/2024 9:00 PM

Collection of seven merit awards, each measuring over 6" in length by approximately 2 1/2" in height.  Each thin paper piece was intended to be presented by a teacher to a young student, to certify that their "diligence and attention meets my approbation."  Each award contains a central illustration of children engaged in some activity, flanked by smaller images that includes a baseball scene.  The awards left space for the teacher to write in a student's name and additional information; six of the seven reverses include printed prayers, blessings or poems (the seventh is blank).  Each is well-worn but presents strongly, and have been filled out (the writing on one has faded from view) but is otherwise colorful and clean.  Seven pieces total.

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