• School Slate with Abacus

    Rectangular piece of slate in wood frame with row of wood beads on metal rod mounted above
    January 01 c. 1890

    School Slate with Abacus

    Maker unknown

    Slate, wood, metal

    2012.X.660

    Slates were used by students for school work before printed workbooks were available, and also by younger students learning how to write in the 19th and early 20th century.