Title SCHOOL GIRL'S HOLOGRAPHIC AUTHOGRAPH BOOK, 1890-91, WITH HAND-PAINTED COVER.
Publisher Grant, Iowa: 1890-91.
Seller ID 322
A school girl's autograph book from 1890-91 with a hand-painted cover. The cover features a dainty. romantic scene of people in a rowboat on a placid lake. The painting is framed by an elaborate circular floral border. At the bottom right corner of the cover are drawn in a cruder hand an elephant "ready for work" and (somewhat humorously) a pig "after dinner". Among the various inscriptions in the book are nuggets of children's wisdom such as this: "School is long and boys are plenty. Don't get married until you're twenty."A bit ragged around the edges but a very good example of the thoughts of school children in the 19th century.