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  1. The quilt

    Snapshot Title: The quilt
    Taken by: karl kindt

    Image: Raggedy Ann Alphabet
    Image Owner: karl kindt



    Description:

    usually back then made of old pieces of cloth that were left over after the garments were made - imagine what the garments looked like that left these scraps behind?



  2. You can depend on a dog's loyalty

    Snapshot Title: You can depend on a dog's loyalty
    Taken by: karl kindt

    Image: Raggedy Ann Alphabet
    Image Owner: karl kindt



    Description:

    and so can you



  3. Riding turtles

    Snapshot Title: Riding turtles
    Taken by: karl kindt

    Image: Raggedy Ann Alphabet
    Image Owner: karl kindt



    Description:

    A turtle race is always fun to watch you never miss a thing.



  4. fairies

    Snapshot Title: fairies
    Taken by: karl kindt

    Image: Raggedy Ann Alphabet
    Image Owner: karl kindt



    Description:

    The myth of fairies persists throughout many cultures even today. See:
    www.thefairyfaith.com/links01.html Will open in a new tab or window



  5. The wise owl?

    Snapshot Title: The wise owl?
    Taken by: karl kindt

    Image: Raggedy Ann Alphabet
    Image Owner: karl kindt



    Description:

    I suppose this debunking was necessary so the children of that ethos were not led astray but the myth of the wise old owl persists even into the 21st century for I suppose large eyes seem like they ou...



  6. owls

    Snapshot Title: owls
    Taken by: karl kindt

    Image: Raggedy Ann Alphabet
    Image Owner: karl kindt



    Description:

    Sunglasses for owls seem in order!!



  7. The victory sign?

    Snapshot Title: The victory sign?
    Taken by: karl kindt

    Image: Raggedy Ann Alphabet
    Image Owner: karl kindt



    Description:

    Interesting use in 1925 of a symbol that was also popular in other eras - the V for victory. How far back in cultures of the English language does this symbol go?



  8. Being useful

    Snapshot Title: Being useful
    Taken by: karl kindt

    Image: Raggedy Ann Alphabet
    Image Owner: karl kindt



    Description:

    The whole idea that one's self-esteem depends upon being useful may not be so healthy. What of those who are truly not very 'useful' to others? Wherein do they find that comfort in knowing despite t...



  9. if they cannot read

    Snapshot Title: if they cannot read
    Taken by: karl kindt

    Image: Raggedy Ann Alphabet
    Image Owner: karl kindt



    Description:

    they miss the lovely and beautiful thoughts wiser people write for our entertainment and improvement



  10. dots make up the image

    Snapshot Title: dots make up the image
    Taken by: karl kindt

    Image: Raggedy Ann Alphabet
    Image Owner: karl kindt



    Description:

    The small dots used by the printers in 1925 replicate the pixel method of image production on our computer screens.



  11. Raggedy Ann's alphabet book

    Snapshot Title: Raggedy Ann's alphabet book
    Taken by: karl kindt

    Image: Raggedy Ann Alphabet
    Image Owner: karl kindt



    Description:

    Johnny Gruelle



  12. Definition of Home or House

    Snapshot Title: Definition of Home or House
    Taken by: karl kindt

    Image: Raggedy Ann Alphabet
    Image Owner: karl kindt



    Description:

    Each culture in its children's literature deals with the nature of a home vs. a house. See:

    family.jrank.org/pages/490/Family-Definition-Normative-Definitions.html Will open in a new tab or window



  13. ink

    Snapshot Title: ink
    Taken by: karl kindt

    Image: Raggedy Ann Alphabet
    Image Owner: karl kindt



    Description:

    Ink is not something many little children would know about in our ipad and digital imagery ethos. In 1925 ink pens were common.



  14. sail boats

    Snapshot Title: sail boats
    Taken by: karl kindt

    Image: Raggedy Ann Alphabet
    Image Owner: karl kindt



    Description:

    Sail boats in 1925 were still a familiar site to little ones but in 2010 many little children in many cultures around the world would not know about sails and wind power for moving about.



  15. Flowers and a culture

    Snapshot Title: Flowers and a culture
    Taken by: karl kindt

    Image: Raggedy Ann Alphabet
    Image Owner: karl kindt



    Description:

    Flowers occupy a special aspect of each culture. Some societies will attach mythological meaning to flowers and their significance.

    See:
    www.mythencyclopedia.com/Fi-Go/Flowers-in-Mythology.ht Will open in a new tab or window...



  16. Gladden the night

    Snapshot Title: Gladden the night
    Taken by: karl kindt

    Image: Raggedy Ann Alphabet
    Image Owner: karl kindt



    Description:

    The moon and the night - an attempt to help children feel better about darkness of night - giving them a sense of light from the moon as their night light and also the lad of Nod - joyful dreams encou...



  17. Cover

    Snapshot Title: Cover
    Taken by: karl kindt

    Image: Raggedy Ann Alphabet
    Image Owner: karl kindt



    Description:

    The book was given to a little girl who has treasured it all of her life and who is now 65 years of age.



  18. Johnny Gruelle wrote and illustrated this book

    Snapshot Title: Johnny Gruelle wrote and illustrated this book
    Taken by: karl kindt

    Image: Raggedy Ann Alphabet
    Image Owner: karl kindt



    Description:

    Johnny Gruelle is best known as the creator of Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy. A newspaper cartoonist for most of his adult life, he drew two Sunday pages during his career. The first was Mr. Twee Deedl...



  19. Where children tread...

    Snapshot Title: Where children tread...
    Taken by: karl kindt

    Image: Raggedy Ann Alphabet
    Image Owner: karl kindt



    Description:

    a rainbow glows...



  20. The copyright of the book is 1925

    Snapshot Title: The copyright of the book is 1925
    Taken by: karl kindt

    Image: Raggedy Ann Alphabet
    Image Owner: karl kindt



    Description:

    In the public domain the book itself is a beautiful work of art.



  21. Dwarfies?

    Snapshot Title: Dwarfies?
    Taken by: karl kindt

    Image: Raggedy Ann Alphabet
    Image Owner: karl kindt



    Description:

    The 1925 sense of political correctness left a lot to be desired when the word dwarfies can be used and read to children. Imagine in our ethos a teacher saying the word "dwarfies" when those who suff...



  22. The beautiful watercolors of this children's book

    Snapshot Title: The beautiful watercolors of this children's book
    Taken by: karl kindt

    Image: Raggedy Ann Alphabet
    Image Owner: karl kindt



    Description:

    Perhaps most impressive of this era of illustrations is the quality of the watercolors on each and every page. The artists have taken great care for detail and the colors reach out and grab your eye ...



  23. P is for pretty...

    Snapshot Title: P is for pretty...
    Taken by: karl kindt

    Image: Raggedy Ann Alphabet
    Image Owner: karl kindt



    Description:

    The idea that beauty comes from a sunny disposition - seeking to be pretty - the best beauty treatment is to be cheerful/sunny. The ethos in which we now live in 2010 eschews such an idea as nonsense...



  24. Be useful to gain friends and love

    Snapshot Title: Be useful to gain friends and love
    Taken by: karl kindt

    Image: Raggedy Ann Alphabet
    Image Owner: karl kindt



    Description:

    The notion that love is something we must earn is a concept of love that is far from "agape" which is unmerited love - the highest form of love - when one loves others not to get their love but just b...



  25. Folks who move slowly have no purpose in life

    Snapshot Title: Folks who move slowly have no purpose in life
    Taken by: karl kindt

    Image: Raggedy Ann Alphabet
    Image Owner: karl kindt



    Description:

    Perhaps this cute little poem was meant to encourage children to think 'have a purpose' don't just wander through life aimlessly



  26. The way to friendship?

    Snapshot Title: The way to friendship?
    Taken by: karl kindt

    Image: Raggedy Ann Alphabet
    Image Owner: karl kindt



    Description:

    If you are loyal and true you always will gather good friends...a very compelling beautiful graphic and again the emphasis on being good is good for you.



  27. Mistletoe being held over one's own head

    Snapshot Title: Mistletoe being held over one's own head
    Taken by: karl kindt

    Image: Raggedy Ann Alphabet
    Image Owner: karl kindt



    Description:

    In the culture of 1925 and before Mistletoe was a way to charm others into kissing you, loving you. The idea, planted in young heads, that you can get someone to love you by using 'goodness' or a cha...



  28. Motive to be kind?

    Snapshot Title: Motive to be kind?
    Taken by: karl kindt

    Image: Raggedy Ann Alphabet
    Image Owner: karl kindt



    Description:

    The motive to be kind and friendly is put forward as being "everyone loves us and wishes to do nice things for us." Such a selfish reason for doing good might wonder "is this the best approach to tak...



  29. Excellent description of what letters mean

    Snapshot Title: Excellent description of what letters mean
    Taken by: karl kindt

    Image: Raggedy Ann Alphabet
    Image Owner: karl kindt



    Description:

    As children are read this description they are told "when mother reads to you" which also shows us that in the social ethos back in 1925 when this book was published, mothers, not fathers, were the so...



  30. The little creatures that help us...

    Snapshot Title: The little creatures that help us...
    Taken by: karl kindt

    Image: Raggedy Ann Alphabet
    Image Owner: karl kindt



    Description:

    the children throughout the book are shown these tiny little fictitious creatures who are going to help them learn their letters so that they can eventually read.



  31. Children taught that letters are the key to open...

    Snapshot Title: Children taught that letters are the key to open...
    Taken by: karl kindt

    Image: Raggedy Ann Alphabet
    Image Owner: karl kindt



    Description:

    a wonder box - they are told they are in some sort of 'cage' with walls and can't get out of their 'little life' unless they learn the alphabet. A bit of fear is mixed with the carrot of 'wonder'.



  32. encouraging children to think of heaven

    Snapshot Title: encouraging children to think of heaven
    Taken by: karl kindt

    Image: Raggedy Ann Alphabet
    Image Owner: karl kindt



    Description:

    This image might be considered a not so subtle way to help children deal with death and dying by illustrating a pleasant pathway up and away to a fascinating place and notice how the animals and child...



  33. I love you

    Snapshot Title: I love you
    Taken by: karl kindt

    Image: Raggedy Ann Alphabet
    Image Owner: karl kindt



    Description:

    Raggedy Ann does love you and just simply asked "Do I have to spell it out for you!"

    This experiment of a gigapan of a whole children's book that is in the public domain is an effort to explore the s...