Birds of a Letter

To celebrate turkey day, let’s look at some other, non-eatable fowl. These birds of a letter, representing indigenous oiseaux of France, introduced children to their ABCs but also to the aviary of la belle France. Printed on porous newsprint, these Epinal illustrations lulled children into learning about type at a formative age. Happy Thanksgiving.








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