Gems by the Way-Side: An Offering of Purity and Truth

Pictures and short extracts from Gems by the Way-side: An Offering of Purity and Truth by Mrs. L. G. Abell, author of “The Skillful Housewife,” and “Ladies’ Parlor Annual.”, New York, William Holdredge, 1850.

This little book has a mixture of goth poetry, moral tales and propagnda, short stories and the like.

[picture: Front cover, Gems by the Wayside]

Front cover, Gems by the Wayside

Buckram or cloth with stamped pattern, with a gold inlay. I have made a separate image for the Victorian border formed by the stamped gold. [more...]

[picture: Early Victorian Border from Book Cover]

Early Victorian Border from Book Cover

This Victorian decorative border is taken from the cover of the book; it features flowers and berries. Note that it is made from eight separate pieces that you could move around if you wanted: for example, to make a square border, remove the centre pieces from ether side. The design had an extra thick rectangular box around it originally, and that [...] [more...]

[picture: The Last of their Race]

The Last of their Race

A family of First Nations (Native) people at the shore, including two men, two women and an infant. The picture is fanciful: headdresses and other regalia weer not generally worn lightly, and were [...] [more...]

[picture: The Last of their Race (wallpaper version)]

The Last of their Race (wallpaper version)

A Desktop background/ Wallpaper version of The Last of their Race, made by cutting off the caption at the bototm. [more...]

[picture: It is the home comforts and fireside virtues]

It is the home comforts and fireside virtues

A lady—we may assume the mother—sits on a couch, or chaise-longue, with a girl on her lap and another against her shoulder; a boy sits next to her with a picture-book. In the background, two men [...] [more...]



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