To the Right Rev.d The Lord Bishop of Chester, President of the City of London Infant School. This View of the School in Liverpool Buildings Bishopsgate, is most respectfully Inscribed.
Lithograph, rare; sheet 125 x 145mm (5 x 5¾"). Trimmed.
Detailed view of a schoolroom, with students arranged in three arcs around a group of adults in the centre of the room. Several teaching aids are visible, including a large abacus in the foreground and images hanging on the walls (mostly of animals but one reading in 'Fear God' in capital letters). The Christian Observer for 1825 announced the formation of a school in Bishopsgate for 'the children of the poor, from two to six years of age. The Lord Mayor and the Bishop of London are Patrons, Mr. Peel vice-patron, and the Bishop of Chester President, with a highly respectable list of vice-presidents and other officers'. The report on the founding of the school emphasised its objectives of instilling discipline, good manners and attention into children of a young age in order to prepare them for the National Schools for ages six and upwards.
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