1898 · Bluff Creek, Iowa
Bluff Creek, Iowa, 1898. A 5" x 4 3/4" remembrance album created from a school notebook. 22 leaves, all inscribed. The base of the notebook is cut in the shape of a V. The bottom 2/3s of the page is folded to conform to the V shape, thus hiding a portion of the message written on the page. The folded pages, some with uniformly spaced slits to allow "sealing" the page with a ribbon. Others only folded. One with ribbon remaining. The notes are from students and coworkers, many with "remember me" sentiments in the folded pages. Other's reference "Frank" presumably a beau. Some provide specific instructions on the top portion of the page when to open --. when you are lonely, on your birthday. Appears to have been well read.
(Inventory #: 28001364)