© Archivio unico regionale di deposito – Solomeo di Corciano

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Name of Object:

'You are not worthy to sit among your classmates!'

Other name of the Object (second name):

A teacher disciplining a student (from an Italian textbook for second grade children)

Name in original language:

'Tu non sei degno di stare fra i tuoi compagni!'


Perugia, Italy

Holding Museum:

Archivio unico regionale di deposito – Solomeo di Corciano



Type of object:

Drawing from a book


G. G. Bruno


19 x 13,5


When Italy became a nation state in 1861, the illiteracy rate in the country was 78%. Illiteracy was particularly high in the countryside. In 1877, the “Coppino Law”, made 3 years of elementary school mandatory and free of charge.

Archival or Bibliographical Reference:

P. Caccialupi, Seminiamo! Raccogliamo! Libro di lettura per la seconda classe elementare rurale maschile e femminile, Compilato in conformità dei nuovi programmi didattici delle istruzioni ministeriali (R. decreto 29 gennaio 1905 n. 13), Illustrato dai pittori Dal Monte e Bruno, Palermo, Palermo, Casa Ed. S. Biondo, 1908, Archivio Opera pia regina Margherita Fondazione Franchetti di Città di Castello, Monografie, b. 11

Citation of this web page:

Giulia Barrera "'You are not worthy to sit among your classmates!'" in Sharing History , Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.museumwnf.org/thematicgallery/thg_galleries/database_item.php?itemId=sh_objects;AWE;it;43;en&id=cartoons_and_caricatures

Prepared by: Giulia Barrera

MWNF Working Number: IT1 043