*The Girl’s Own Book has been re-printed many times over and is evidence of generational passing on of information. The book characterizes nineteenth-century New England childhood and the society that supported it. Child was an activist, novelist and journalist and ranks as America's first published abolitionist writer.
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These images are inspired by The Girl’s Own Book* (published 1834) by Lydia Maria Child. “In this book, I found many entertaining activities that were taught to me as a child by the women who raised me. This work amalgamates themes of honoring history, familial nostalgia and how we educate and socialize children through toys, games and playtime.”