copyright 1913; softbound; Lewis E. Myers and Company publishers, Chautauqua Park, Valparaiso, Indiana; very good condition with unmarked pages; appears unused.
Book Description -
"Explaining by work and illustration the source pictures of vocations comprised in the Chautauqua Industrial Art Desk"; "A Book Devised to help boys and girls to acquire habits of reading and study, work and play".
When Frank Beard was giving his famous talks at Chautauqua in 1886, two young men of Jamestown, NY, were inspired by him to bring out a devise for arousing the possibility of self expression in every child. One worked out the educational, the other the mechanical features. Upon completion of the model, Bishop Vincent, head of the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle, warmly commended the idea...Our picture lessons reduce to a form intuitively comprehensible to the child the elements that lie at the basis of almost all the useful and artistic pursuits of mankind.