This reproduction print of the Hotch Potch Alphabet by Carington Bowles, with the letters of the alphabet spelled out in the contortions of 18th-century dancing masters, makes a fun addition to your Colonial Williamsburg reproduction collection. Our print is copied from the original print issued in London in the 1780s.
- The Comical Hotch Potch, or the Alphabet Turn'd Posture-Master
- A Colonial Williamsburg Approved Print Reproduction of the 1782 Carington Bowles Print
- Print measures 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 Carington 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.