The curriculum for "young ladies" who attended private boarding schools and female academies in early America included a wide range of artistic endeavors in addition to the reading, writing, and arithmetic emphasized in public schools of the time. Students were taught pictorial needlework, weaving, rug hooking, drawing, and painting in multiple media. This catalog focuses on endeavors that rose to the level of art and form a body of work that is significant in the history of American art. It also explores the history of private female education in the United States. Full color plates throughout with annotations. Paperback. 79 pgs.