Item #17568 [Frobel Gifts twelve, thirteen, fourteen, and eighteen (embroidery, paper-cutting, paper-weaving, and paper-folding) sample albums. Friedrich. Gifts Froebel, Florence A. Tuttle Baldwin.
[Frobel Gifts twelve, thirteen, fourteen, and eighteen (embroidery, paper-cutting, paper-weaving, and paper-folding) sample albums.
[Frobel Gifts twelve, thirteen, fourteen, and eighteen (embroidery, paper-cutting, paper-weaving, and paper-folding) sample albums.
[Frobel Gifts twelve, thirteen, fourteen, and eighteen (embroidery, paper-cutting, paper-weaving, and paper-folding) sample albums.
[Frobel Gifts twelve, thirteen, fourteen, and eighteen (embroidery, paper-cutting, paper-weaving, and paper-folding) sample albums.
[Frobel Gifts twelve, thirteen, fourteen, and eighteen (embroidery, paper-cutting, paper-weaving, and paper-folding) sample albums.

[Frobel Gifts twelve, thirteen, fourteen, and eighteen (embroidery, paper-cutting, paper-weaving, and paper-folding) sample albums.

[n.p. Connecticut:]: n.d., ca. 1890s. Friedrich Froebel (1782 - 1852), early childhood education pioneer who coined the term “kindergarten,” developed his Gifts between about 1830 and 1850. These twenty activities, which varied in complexity, were intended for young children to preteens. Many of the Gifts could be fashioned through materials available at home or in any classroom, but publishers like Milton Bradley also distributed the materials for the Gifts in kits for parents and teachers. Through the Gifts, educators were able to use the concept of “learning through play” to teach students abstract reasoning, problem-solving, other skills that would prepare them for a lifetime of creativity and independent thinking. With 210 samples: volume one with over 120 samples of paper-folding, volume two with seventeen samples of paper-weaving (each 5 x 7 in.) and nine samples of paper-cutting, volume three with thirty large samples of paper cutting, and volume four with thirty-four samples of embroidery (each 4 x 4 in.). Some foxing, fraying, and edgewear. Accordion bound heavy card leaves with cloth strips joining each leaf. Some wear to cloth strips (as usual in albums of this type), with some leaves disconnected from each other, and some toning to leaves. Offsetting from embroidery samples. A very good set of unique Froebel Gift albums. Brown cloth albums with brown ribbon ties. Four volumes, two 7 x 9 in. and two 10 x 10 in. [22]; [18]; [22]; [14] ff. Item #17568

Froebel Gifts twelve (sewing/embroidery), thirteen (paper-cutting), and fourteen (paper-weaving) represent an increase in difficulty as well as an increase in the aesthetic value of the finished products. Froebel valued beauty and artistry in learning, and the later Gifts encourage students to pay greater attention to color, design, and craft. These more advanced gifts, as well as gift eighteen (paper-folding) have been particularly influential to figures like Frank Lloyd Wright and Kandinsky, as well as book artists like Claire Van Vlet, Barbara Hodgson and Claudia Cohen.

Florence A. Tuttle Baldwin (1854 – 1926) was an educator in North Haven, Connecticut. She likely assembled these sample albums in preparation for teaching the Gifts to her students.

Price: $2,750.00