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Rewards of Merit, Premium Award for Regular Attendance and Good Deportment, 1856. Andrus, Gauntell & Company.Ithaca, NY.1856
A "Premium Award" given a student at public school in Ithica, NY for Regular Attendance and Good Deportment for the past week. The card is sweetly decorcated with both an out border and an inner one around the award. Along with two illustrations of a bust of a man.  The Principle's name, M.R. Barnard, is printed on the bottom right. Measures 3 3/4" x 2 1/4". The front of the card is missing some surface litho, particularly in the center, which makes the student's name hard to make out. The back has a square stain, most likely from past tape.
Manuscript Reward of Merit and Token of Remembrance - Presented to Anna Frantz - Received  at the age of 17.
May happiness thy steps attend In this role of tears my friend And when this vale of tears is shed And we are numbered with the dead Oh! may we reach that happy shor Where we shall meet to part no more "Frantz"  (most likely a sibling).
Watercolor Reward of Merit with Stippled Flowers Awarded to
A 6" x 7 1/2"  hand penned and watercolor Reward of Merit addressed to George G. Stover for Non-absence, Improvement in School, District No.__.  Two stems of watercolor stippled rosebuds with nicely detailed Leaves.  Of particular note is the interesting "ghost"  of the flowers on the reverse of the reward.  Most likely something from the paint prevented oxidation in those areas!
M. P. Stickney Watercolor Handmade Reward of Merit - Floral Vine Border Decoration for Nethaniel Kimball. ..c1850s
A 2" x 2 1/4" record of merit that reads "Nethaniel Kimball by excelling those of his class in spelling merits the approbation of his Instructor - M. P. Stickney.  Delicate watercolor border decoration with eternal vine and  purple and pink flowers. .
A Water Color Chart for honor pupils c1910.
A 25  1/2" x 20 1/2:"  art board with an impressionist-style watercolor basket of flowers at center with "Honor Pupiles" on either side.  The bottom half of the board has two rows of names - next to the names are accumulations of gold stars demonstrating the   achievements of the individual child. The majority of honor pupils are girls.  Few names lacking.