Fresh Air


Anna Warner (August 31, 1827 – January 22, 1915) was an American writer, the author of several books, and of poems set to music as hymns and religious songs for children. She was born on Long Island and died in Highland Falls, New York. In this work, "Fresh Air: A Story of the Slums," she uses the Fresh Air Work movement as a backdrop for a moral tale of city and country life. Fresh Air Work was a philosophy from the turn of the century that encouraged taking school children from their hot and stuff classrooms and setting them free to learn in city parks, or better yet, the countryside.


This antique hardcover copy of "Fresh Air" is bound in olive green cloth boards, with gilt lettering and floral decorations on the front and spine. Some cover soil, wear; most inner pages clean. Binding looks to have been repaired. Black-and-white decorative borders on most pages, plus frontispiece. 162 pages; approx. 5"x8".


  • Fresh Air
  • Anna B. Warner
  • American Tract Society, 1899