Illustrated Life

These images come from a children’s book published in the mid 17th century. The book was designed to both instruct children about the world around them via the illustrations, and also teach them some Latin basics. The value of this book today is in its depictions of the mechanics of everyday life in early modern England.

The Seven Ages of Man
The Bath
The Barber
The Taylor
The Shoo Maker
The Blacksmith
Brewing
Bread Baking
The Making of Honey
Swimming
Engines
Monstrous and Deformed People
The Bookseller
Singing Birds
Flying Vermin
The Study
Society
A Buriall
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  • August 20, 2010 - 11:19 am | Permalink

    How wonderful to learn that the the mechanics of everyday life in early modern England included skinny dipping (with no life guards).

    Was an essay on skinny dipping’s benefits for the body and soul in the children’s Latin homework, or was it just the vocabulary?

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