Excerpt from American Journal of Education for the Year 1826, Vol. 1
There isstillanotherbranchofinstructionwhichitisincontem plation to introduce into our lowest department, and which, but for the expense and fatigue it may involve, might be rendered highly profitable to the understanding, moral feelings, and of our youthful charge. I mean that knowledge which may be so readily and eﬂ'ectually communicated through the medium of well cltosen pictures. Not only severalofthebraaches ofnatural His tory, butagreatvarietyofthemost interesting objectsandscenery of the globe, and many ofthe operations and productions of art, may thus be rendered intelligibletovery young capacities; while at the same time the sentiments oflove andreverence for the Deity, of kindness and benevolence towards the various objects of his bountiful creation, and an utter reprobation of cruelty, revenge, and most of the evil passions, may be strongly inculcated. 1m parent paintings, executed for this purpose, would be mom desirable.
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