May 28, 2017

Featured Source: Doctor Fesler has arrived

Doctor Fesler, physician and surgeon has arrived in Washington

Fesler, Dr. “Doctor Fesler, physician and surgeon has arrived in Washington.” Washington, 1860. 2 p.; 23.5 x 15.5 cm. Library of Congress: Broadsides, leaflets, and pamphlets from America and Europe.

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Doctor Fesler, physician and surgeon has arrived in Washington

Take a close look at the text features and illustrations on both sides of this leaflet. What information do you think the author wanted to highlight? What do you think readers would walk away remembering?

Compare and contrast the information provided by the illustrations and bold text with the narrative text on the reverse side of this leaflet. What do you notice?

What skills does Dr. Fessler have? Back up each skill with evidence from the text. What personal qualities does he display? Back up each quality with evidence from the text.

What other observations, reflections or questions does this source inspire? Let us know!

 

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