The Anti-Slavery Alphabet 306.362/A629
Philadelphia: Printed for the Anti-Slavery Fair, 1846, Merrihew & Thompson, printers
In a January 1847 Pennsylvania Freeman, the Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society reported profitable sales at its December 1846 fair of "an Anti-Slavery alphabet, written and presented to the Fair by Hannah and Mary Townsend, of this city." The slim volume targeted young readers, with the hope of inspiring a new generation of abolitionists.
The alphabet consists of sixteen leaves, printed on one side, with the printed pages facing each other and hand-sewn into a paper cover. Each of the letter illustrations is hand-colored. The book is reproduced here in its entirety (including blank pages) as Zoomify JPEG images.