The Ladder, Volume 16, 1851
Small, handwritten, juvenile publication, made by brothers John G., William A., James G., and Horace Whiteman of Philadelphia, reflecting mid-nineteenth century popular culture. This volume features original stories, colored diagrams of insects and flowers, leaf rubbings, drawings of microscopic organisms and objects as seen under a microscope, and puzzles, among other items. A "gossip" column discusses their family and neighborhood happenings.
Width: 8 cm, Height: 10 cm (image)