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  • The Comical Hotch Potch, or the Alphabet Turn’d Posture-Master
  • A Colonial Williamsburg Approved Print
  • Reproduction of the 1782 Carington Bowles Print
  • 12” H x 18” W
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    The entire Hotch Potch alphabet, spelled out in the contortions of 18th-century dancing masters, ready to brighten a wall and possibly help little ones learn their letters. Copied from the original print issued in London in the 1780s.

    12"H x 18"W
    Children's toys of the 18th century were often intended to instruct as well as to entertain young ladies and gentlemen. The Comical Hotch-Potch of the Alphabet turn'd Posture-Master was first printed in London in 1782 by well-known publisher Carrington Bowles. An original example of the print is in the Colonial Williamsburg print collection. Following the custom of the times, the print has only 24 letters. "J" and "U" are missing as many people continued to use "I" and "V" respectively. Try bending yourself into the letters of the Alphabet.

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