Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Children's Outdoor Games - Book on Sports & Games in 1787

1787 A Little Pretty Pocket-Book, Intended for the Instruction and Amusement of Little Master Tommy, and Pretty Miss Poll” by Isaiah Thomas, Worcester, Massachusetts

When they began sailing across the 17C Atlantic to the New World, British American colonials brought with them memories of games played for centuries in England & on the European continent.  Many of these indoor & outdoor games morphed & changed a bit in the colonies.  Some disappeared, but many others remain today in one form or another.