An Experiment

Here's the set up: bought a load of books this morning, a gentlemen had dropped them off yesterday when I wasn't in the store. Looked through them, gave him a call with an offer, he said yes and that he'd be down later on to pick up the cash.

As I was looking through, I found this in one of the books:

The bookmarks are a small photo of a man and boy with the label "Chic" as well as a agreement card from a bank regarding a Second Liberty Loan, which I discovered were developed around 1920 or so, according to The New York Times.

The book is "Bringing in Sheaves" by A.B. Earle, published by James H. Earle, Boston, 1869.

When the gentlemen comes in later, I'll see if he can fill in any details about today's find, and see if he'd like them back. I'll update later on today.

9 comments:

FRIZERO said...

Your blog is one of the most interesting things I have recently found on the web. Such a great idea!

Sometimes I find amazing things inside my own books. It is like a glimpse of the past right here, right now, all of a sudden. It is refreshing. Makes me feel books are the greatest human invention.

When will you find a photograph like this forgotten inside a...Kindle, for example?

Thanks for sharing it. Long live to paper books!

Pam said...

How cool that you might actually be able to get more information on these bookmarks. Looking forward to your update.

Randi said...

I just love all of the things that you find in these books, it is just so fun to think about the owner of the book, the life of these books, how these treasures and secrets were buried between pages. I can only imagine the excitement of opening books to discover all of these items.

Danielle said...

I would have to agree that your blog is so interesting. How do people not know that these things are left in their books?

bettyl said...

I just found your blog and I'm so glad I did! What a wonderful place you work to find such great things from the past! I am so jealous!!

Kathleen said...

If only it were so easy to apply for a loan these days! Remarkable.

Emily said...

I think this blog is the most unique one I've seen. As a lover of books myself this fascinates me. I will be back another day. :)

Anonymous in Edmonton said...

That is certainly a gem!

Rinkly Rimes said...

This could be the start of your great novel!

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