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"Unlocking the Power of Words: Celebrating Literacy Through Time" In Rivera: Schoolteacher, we witness the dedication and passion of educators like never before

Background imageLiteracy Collection: RIVERA: SCHOOLTEACHER. The Rural School Teacher

RIVERA: SCHOOLTEACHER. The Rural School Teacher. Mural by Diego Rivera (1886-1957) at the Ministry of Public Education, Mexico City

Background imageLiteracy Collection: Miss Blanche Lamont with her school in Hecla, Montana, October 1893

Miss Blanche Lamont with her school in Hecla, Montana, October 1893
SCHOOLMISTRESS, 1893. Miss Blanche Lamont with her school in Hecla, Montana, October 1893

Background imageLiteracy Collection: Learning words

Learning words
A boy catching the alphabet and words in his net 1922

Background imageLiteracy Collection: SCHOOL CHILDREN, 1939. Girls of Lincoln Bench School studying their reading lesson

SCHOOL CHILDREN, 1939. Girls of Lincoln Bench School studying their reading lesson on the school steps in Malheur County, Oregon. Photograph by Dorothea Lange, October 1939

Background imageLiteracy Collection: Cherokee Alphabet, developed in 1821 (print)

Cherokee Alphabet, developed in 1821 (print)
PNP245304 Cherokee Alphabet, developed in 1821 (print) by American School, (19th century); Private Collection; Peter Newark American Pictures; American, out of copyright

Background imageLiteracy Collection: Lending Library Ticket

Lending Library Ticket
Ticket for G Hitchcock, Williams & Co Young Mens Library. Book: S58 has been borrowed for 7 days from a private lending library possibly at a booksellers

Background imageLiteracy Collection: The Child Bartholomews Dream, 1889-1890, (1965). Creator: Mikhail Nesterov

The Child Bartholomews Dream, 1889-1890, (1965). Creator: Mikhail Nesterov
The Child Bartholomews Dream, 1889-1890, (1965). Scene depicting an episode from the life of the Venerable St Sergius of Radonezh (c1321-1391), baptised Bartholomew (or Varfolomei)

Background imageLiteracy Collection: Alice in Wonderland by Gilbert Holiday - child reading

Alice in Wonderland by Gilbert Holiday - child reading
A little girl lies on her bed, absorbed in reading books. A study from life by Gilbert Holiday. Date: 1921

Background imageLiteracy Collection: Bedtime reading

Bedtime reading
MODEL RELEASED. Bedtime reading. Mother reading a book to her four-year-old daughter at bedtime

Background imageLiteracy Collection: Learning to read

Learning to read
MODEL RELEASED. Learning to read. 6 year old boy learning to read

Background imageLiteracy Collection: µ®ÿÞìëþ┤Öµòúµ¿íµºÿµëôµÄø Woman Overrobe Uchikake

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Artokoloro

Background imageLiteracy Collection: 'Going To School, ' by T. Webster, R.A. in the National Gallery... South Kensington, 1864

"Going To School, " by T. Webster, R.A. in the National Gallery... South Kensington, 1864. Creator: W Thomas
"Going To School, " by T. Webster, R.A. in the National Gallery (British School), South Kensington, 1864. Engraving of a painting

Background imageLiteracy Collection: Book Cafe

Book Cafe
Jukyong Park

Background imageLiteracy Collection: Book Cafe

Book Cafe
Jukyong Park

Background imageLiteracy Collection: Duties towards oneself: the soul. Instruction - Ignorance. Ille men on the street

Duties towards oneself: the soul. Instruction - Ignorance. Ille men on the street
DUV4212659 Duties towards oneself: the soul. Instruction - Ignorance. Ille men on the street. Engraving in " The unique book of morality and civic instruction

Background imageLiteracy Collection: In the reading room, waiting for the illustrated papers (engraving)

In the reading room, waiting for the illustrated papers (engraving)
8652577 In the reading room, waiting for the illustrated papers (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: In the reading room, waiting for the illustrated papers)

Background imageLiteracy Collection: Cartoon depicting a maid, sitting with her feet up, reading a book, 1876 (engraving)

Cartoon depicting a maid, sitting with her feet up, reading a book, 1876 (engraving)
5616385 Cartoon depicting a maid, sitting with her feet up, reading a book, 1876 (engraving); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageLiteracy Collection: The Baboon (engraving)

The Baboon (engraving)
8630300 The Baboon (engraving) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Baboon. Illustration for The Natural History Scrap-Book (Religious Tract Society)

Background imageLiteracy Collection: Artist's reconstruction of an itinerant 16th century bookseller with covered donkey cart of books

Artist's reconstruction of an itinerant 16th century bookseller with covered donkey cart of books
531693 Artist's reconstruction of an itinerant 16th century bookseller with covered donkey cart of books. Late 19th century (chromolithograph Liebig trade card); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageLiteracy Collection: MOREAU, Adrien (1843-1906). Lost illusions. 1897. BALZAC, Honore of (1799-1850)

MOREAU, Adrien (1843-1906). Lost illusions. 1897. BALZAC, Honore of (1799-1850). English realist novelist
CUL4876970 MOREAU, Adrien (1843-1906). Lost illusions. 1897. BALZAC, Honore of (1799-1850). English realist novelist. Illustration for Balzac's play " Lost Illusions" from an edition of

Background imageLiteracy Collection: Italian public letter writer

Italian public letter writer
2910344 Italian public letter writer; (add.info.: 1860 Giorgio Sommer, photograph of an Italian public letter writer, 1860.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageLiteracy Collection: Reading is one of a person's duties, 1920. Creator: Iwanow, Sergei Iwanowitsch (1885-1942)

Reading is one of a person's duties, 1920. Creator: Iwanow, Sergei Iwanowitsch (1885-1942)
Reading is one of a person's duties, 1920. Private Collection

Background imageLiteracy Collection: A book is nothing more than a man speaking in public, 1920. Creator: Iwanow

A book is nothing more than a man speaking in public, 1920. Creator: Iwanow, Sergei Iwanowitsch (1885-1942)
A book is nothing more than a man speaking in public, 1920. Private Collection

Background imageLiteracy Collection: Soviet Propaganda Day - knowledge for everyone!, 1919. Creator: Pomanski

Soviet Propaganda Day - knowledge for everyone!, 1919. Creator: Pomanski, Nikolai Nikolajewitsch (1887-1935)
Soviet Propaganda Day - knowledge for everyone!, 1919. Private Collection

Background imageLiteracy Collection: Letter-writers and dealers in cigar-ends at Rome, 1864. Creator: Unknown

Letter-writers and dealers in cigar-ends at Rome, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Letter-writers and dealers in cigar-ends at Rome, 1864. Engraving from a sketch by M. Mariani....especially on Sundays after mass

Background imageLiteracy Collection: Deaf and Dumb School, Palayamkottai, India

Deaf and Dumb School, Palayamkottai, India
C. E. Z. (Church of England Zenana Missionary Society) Deaf and Dumb School, Palamcottah (now Palayamkottai in the Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu), India. Deaf and Dumb children learning to talk

Background imageLiteracy Collection: The newspaper reader, 1741-1795. Creator: Cornelis van Noorde

The newspaper reader, 1741-1795. Creator: Cornelis van Noorde
The newspaper reader, 1741-1795

Background imageLiteracy Collection: Old Lady with Magnifying Glass, between 1750 and 1824. Creator: John Downman

Old Lady with Magnifying Glass, between 1750 and 1824. Creator: John Downman
Old Lady with Magnifying Glass, between 1750 and 1824

Background imageLiteracy Collection: Un enfant que s'amuse de peu...1847. Creator: Honore Daumier

Un enfant que s'amuse de peu...1847. Creator: Honore Daumier
Un enfant que s'amuse de peu...1847. Un enfant que s'amuse de peu. "Le Constitutionnel" lui suffit pour toute la soiree

Background imageLiteracy Collection: Session of Commissioners to receive the Liberale Gifte...12 September 1747, (1748)

Session of Commissioners to receive the Liberale Gifte...12 September 1747, (1748). Creator: Jacobus Buys
Session of Commissioners to receive the Liberale Gifte, or 50th penny, 12 September 1747, (1748). Men sitting and standing around a table, a woman leaves the room reading a piece of paper

Background imageLiteracy Collection: Bust of an Old Peasant Reading a Paper, after 1647. Creator: Unknown

Bust of an Old Peasant Reading a Paper, after 1647. Creator: Unknown
Bust of an Old Peasant Reading a Paper, after 1647

Background imageLiteracy Collection: Diederik Baron van Leyden van Vlaardingen...with his Wife...and their Sons... 1728

Diederik Baron van Leyden van Vlaardingen...with his Wife...and their Sons... 1728. Creator: Willem van Mieris
Diederik Baron van Leyden van Vlaardingen (1695-1764). Burgomaster of Leiden, with his Wife Sophia Dina de Rovere and their Sons Pieter, Jan and Adriaan Pompejus, 1728

Background imageLiteracy Collection: Seated Man Reading, Facing Left, 1690-1700. Creator: Cornelis Dusart

Seated Man Reading, Facing Left, 1690-1700. Creator: Cornelis Dusart
Seated Man Reading, Facing Left, 1690-1700. While this man may not be rich, he is no one's fool: he can read

Background imageLiteracy Collection: Seated Man Reading, Facing Right, 1690-1700. Creator: Cornelis Dusart

Seated Man Reading, Facing Right, 1690-1700. Creator: Cornelis Dusart
Seated Man Reading, Facing Right, 1690-1700. While this man may not be rich, he is no one's fool: he can read

Background imageLiteracy Collection: Amsterdam Orphan Girl, c.1890-c.1910. Creator: Nicolaes van der Waay

Amsterdam Orphan Girl, c.1890-c.1910. Creator: Nicolaes van der Waay
Amsterdam Orphan Girl, c.1890-c.1910

Background imageLiteracy Collection: Good Neighbors, 1780-1810. Creator: Johannes Christiaan Janson

Good Neighbors, 1780-1810. Creator: Johannes Christiaan Janson
Good Neighbors, 1780-1810

Background imageLiteracy Collection: The Schoolmaster, 1650-1750. Creator: Unknown

The Schoolmaster, 1650-1750. Creator: Unknown
The Schoolmaster, 1650-1750. Copy after Jan Adriaensz. van Staveren

Background imageLiteracy Collection: 'From Our Own Correspondent' - painted by W. Hemsley, 1856. Creator: Harvey Orrin Smith

"From Our Own Correspondent" - painted by W. Hemsley, 1856. Creator: Harvey Orrin Smith
"From Our Own Correspondent" - painted by W. Hemsley, 1856. Engraving of a painting in the Exhibition at the British Institution, ...suggested by the Crimean news

Background imageLiteracy Collection: Mrs. E.H. Roselle and children, portrait photograph, 1918 Nov. 22. Creator: Arnold Genthe

Mrs. E.H. Roselle and children, portrait photograph, 1918 Nov. 22. Creator: Arnold Genthe
Mrs. E.H. Roselle and children, portrait photograph, 1918 Nov. 22

Background imageLiteracy Collection: The Queen, When Princess Victoria, (c1897). Creator: Unknown

The Queen, When Princess Victoria, (c1897). Creator: Unknown
The Queen, When Princess Victoria, (c1897). Victoria as a young girl. She came to the throne in 1837, aged just 18. From "The Queen's Resolve and Her Doubly Royal Reign of Sixty Years"

Background imageLiteracy Collection: The Graphic Statistical Maps of Ireland; Education 1881, 1886. Creator: Unknown

The Graphic Statistical Maps of Ireland; Education 1881, 1886. Creator: Unknown
The Graphic Statistical Maps of Ireland; Education 1881, 1886. From "The Graphic. An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper Volume 33. January to June, 1886"

Background imageLiteracy Collection: Public Writer at the Bazaar; Industrious Classes in Constantinople, 1854. Creator: Unknown

Public Writer at the Bazaar; Industrious Classes in Constantinople, 1854. Creator: Unknown
Public Writer at the Bazaar; Industrious Classes in Constantinople, 1854. From "Cassell's Illustrated Family Paper; London Weekly 31 Dec 1853 to 30 Dec 1854"

Background imageLiteracy Collection: Child, between 1910 and 1917. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Child, between 1910 and 1917

Child, between 1910 and 1917. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Child, between 1910 and 1917. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Child, between 1910 and 1917

Background imageLiteracy Collection: Carlisle, between 1901 and 1903. Creator: Frances Benjamin Johnston

Carlisle, between 1901 and 1903. Creator: Frances Benjamin Johnston
Carlisle, between 1901 and 1903. Classroom at the Indian Industrial School, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, showing teacher observing students reading

Background imageLiteracy Collection: Reading, between 1880 and 1885. Creator: Albert Bartholomé

Reading, between 1880 and 1885. Creator: Albert Bartholomé
Reading, between 1880 and 1885

Background imageLiteracy Collection: Jewish Federation activities involving children, 1934 Sept. 17. Creator: Arnold Genthe

Jewish Federation activities involving children, 1934 Sept. 17. Creator: Arnold Genthe
Jewish Federation activities involving children, 1934 Sept. 17

Background imageLiteracy Collection: Jewish charities activities involving children, 1931 May 27. Creator: Arnold Genthe

Jewish charities activities involving children, 1931 May 27. Creator: Arnold Genthe
Jewish charities activities involving children, 1931 May 27

Background imageLiteracy Collection: Puerto Rico Schools, 1912. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Puerto Rico Schools, 1912

Puerto Rico Schools, 1912. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Puerto Rico Schools, 1912. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Puerto Rico Schools, 1912. [Men in a classroom]



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"Unlocking the Power of Words: Celebrating Literacy Through Time" In Rivera: Schoolteacher, we witness the dedication and passion of educators like never before. The rural school teacher becomes a beacon of hope, nurturing young minds and instilling in them the love for reading. Thomas Waterman Wood's masterpiece, Reading the Scriptures, takes us back to 1874 when literacy was not just about learning words but also understanding their deeper meanings. It reminds us that literature has always been a gateway to knowledge and enlightenment. Fast forward to 1939, where we find girls from Lincoln Bench School engrossed in their reading lesson. Their determination showcases how education empowers individuals regardless of gender or background. The lending library ticket symbolizes access to books beyond one's means - an opportunity for everyone to embark on literary adventures through novels like The Child Bartholomew's Dream by Mikhail Nesterov or dive into fantastical worlds with Alice in Wonderland by Gilbert Holiday. Miss Blanche Lamont stands proudly with her students in Hecla, Montana in October 1893. Her presence signifies the transformative impact teachers have on shaping young minds and fostering a lifelong love for reading. From bedtime stories shared between parents and children to those precious moments when little ones learn how to read themselves – these snapshots capture the essence as a fundamental skill that opens doors and fuels imagination. Let us remember that literacy is not merely about recognizing letters; it is about embracing knowledge, empathy, and critical thinking. As we celebrate these timeless images depicting various aspects throughout history, let us continue our collective efforts towards creating a world where every individual can unlock their full potential through the power of words.