A True Believer

Just acquired an edition of the New England Primer (see my previous post for a further discussion of this work’s place in early America, here: http://pplspeccoll.blogspot.com/search?q=new+england+primer). This bears no date, but was published between 1815 and 1830. I especially like the woodcut of the Protestant martyr John Rogers–the man is burning, and he looks like the happiest person in the picture!

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