Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Obsession #5 ~ Ephemera

Another thing I just can't seem to pass up is ephemera ~ defined as transitory written and printed material not intended to be retained. I thought this handwritten and drawn school notebook fell into this category even though someone did think it was worthy of keeping. Samuel Leighty is the name I found on the inside front cover, so I assume he was the author and illustrator of this fine piece of workmanship ~ I wish I knew how old he was when he did this. In the center photo he has written that the maps were drawn when he was going to the Prairie Hill School in 1900! I think I paid $3 or so ~ what a treasure!

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