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Games for Girls from the 1862 American Girls’ Book

While the boys were outside building snow forts and giant men, the girls were inside putting on plays, playing games, or amusing themselves with paper and cardboard and cloth following the directions in the 1862 American Girl's Book by Miss Leslie, a volume intended as an "unpretending manual of light and exhilarating amusements; most of… Continue reading Games for Girls from the 1862 American Girls’ Book

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Fun in the Snow 1860s Style

It snowed today and a¬†white Christmas is predicted for my region. Time to have fun in the snow! Despite the war, children during the Civil War period loved snow as much as children do today. Indeed, the 1864 American Boy's Book of Sports and Games¬†included snow play among its many healthful activities for American boys.… Continue reading Fun in the Snow 1860s Style