From the Archives and Special Collections: Pictures of the Alphabet

AlphabetKate Greenaway’s small book, “Kate Greenaway’s Alphabet,” only has 32 pages and almost every page only has one letter, the letters of the alphabet. Each letter is a picture in itself which she illustrated. Little kids are seen playing around, under, and on the letters, and there are cats in some of the scenes, too! This small book is a reminder of how simple a book can be, and without the alphabet, there wouldn’t be books at all. While there is not specific date when this book was published, it is thought that it was around 1885.

The Archives & Special Collections is open on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 1:00-3:00 p.m. or by appointment.

By Sierra Scott

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