Saturday, January 12, 2019

Reading - 18C American Woman with a Book

1795 Joseph Steward (American artist, 1753-1822) Pamela Sedgwick 1753-1807 with her daughter who holds a small book

Readers bought printed matter from itinerant local salesmen & also ordered them from booksellers in London. And when they weren’t able to buy, they borrowed & traded…The printed word thrived in early America, because so many early Americans were devoted readers.