Pay To The Order Of






Cancelled check, dated July 1, 1926.

Found in "Woodworker's Turning and Joining Manual" published by Popular Science, 1946.



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Giveaway winner


This week's winner was @rebekahrendo, who entered on Twitter.

Thanks to all who entered, see you again next week!

Friday Giveaway: 12 Vintage Classics - contest closed



Contest now closed, winner will be announced shortly.


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Boots, Shoes and Rubbers



Receipt from the F. Converse and Son Company, Albany NY, dated 1902.

I don't believe it's associated with this Converse company.

Found in "Warwick of the Knobs" by John Uri Lloyd. Published by Dodd, Mead, 1901.



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My Richard


Newspaper clipping.

Written in pencil is "My Richard" and "Friday, June 5, 1931."

The article details the suicide of a young man who feared that "poor eyesight would bar him from the Military Academy at West Point."

Found pasted in "The People's Praise Book" edited by Henry Sanders and George C. Lorimer. Published by A.S. Barnes and Co., 1889.

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For Horses

Photo, no date or writing.

Found in "Mushroom Growing To-Day" by Fred Atkins. Published by Macmillan, 1950.


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Pack It Up


To-do list:

Books back to library
Get eggs, milk, and Roger's prescription *SALT* *ORANGES*
Check on money at atm
Pack it up....
Lunch at 1:30 with Sharon

Found in "Eclipse" by Stephenie Meyer. Published by Little, Brown, 2007.

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Giveaway winner

This week's winner was Phil Vincent, who entered over on Facebook.

Thanks to everyone who entered, it was a great turnout this week. See you next week!

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Friday Giveaway: 16 Vintage Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew Books - contest closed



Contest now closed, winner will be announced shortly.

Good luck!

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Across The Sea



Postcard from Tokyo, 1915:

Dear Friend,

I beg to thank you very much for your pretty card. I sent you a Japan news papers and which I beg of you to accept from. I will send you some Japan fairy tales if you send me a few United States fairy tales. I hope too that you will soon write to me.

Your loving friend


Found in "In The World's Attic" by Henrietta Sands Merrick. Published by G.P. Putnam, 1931.

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You Better Not Pout


Photograph, no writing or dates.

Wonder if they got what they wanted for Christmas.

Found in "The Wright Brothers" by Quentin Reynolds. Published by Random House (Landmark Books), 1950.

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A Walk In The Woods

I found this old photograph, it looks to be hand colored over the black and white original.

Found in "An Attic Philosopher in Paris" by Emile Souvestre. Published by Appleton, 1895.

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Rhubarb Wine


Recipe for Rhubarb Wine

16# rhubarb cut in small pieces
Pour boiling water let stand 9 day
Strain and add the following

7# sugar
2 oranges
2 lemons
2 slices roasted bread
1# raisins
1 yeast cake

Stand 7 days - strain and bottle
Can use in four weeks - better in 4 years

if mold appears skim off

Found in "Tritton's Guide to Better Wine and Beer Making For Beginners" by S.M. Tritton. Published by Faber and Faber, 1965.


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Giveaway winner

This week's winner was Anne Payne, who entered here on the site.

Anne, I will send you a message via the email in your profile in just a moment. Thanks to all who entered, see you again next week.

Friday Giveaway: 13 for the 13th - contest closed



Contest now closed, winner will be announced shortly.

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Off To A Good Start



Five dollar bill.

Found in "Lies My Teacher Told Me" by James W. Loewen. Published by The New Press, 2005.

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The Jubilee Girl


Photo, no date or writing.

Found in "The Jubilee Girl" by Arthur Preston Hankins. Published by Grosset and Dunlap, 1921.

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Silver Spoons



Receipt from Ferdinand Keller, Philadelphia PA, seller of "foreign and domestic antiques," dated 1899.

Found in "A Dictionary of Modern English Usage" by H.W. Fowler. Published by the Oxford Press, 1927.

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Giveaway Winner

This week's winner was Jennifer Hartling, who entered here on the site.

I will try and get in touch with you - feel free to contact me at fb@forgottenbookmarks.com

Thanks to all who entered, see you again next week!

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Friday Giveaway: One Big Dictionary - contest closed



Contest now closed, back with a winner in a few moments.


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Bedazzled


Small piece of fabric.

Found in "Modern Letter Writing" published by Carnell and Hoit, 1903.




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Sailor's Hornpipe



Pencil sketch, signed and dated at the bottom. If this isn't Popeye, it's his slightly less-muscular cousin.

Found in "The Story Shop" by Mary C. Odell. Published by Judson Press, 1942.


And the winner of yesterday's giveaway is Leanne Kinkopf, who entered on Facebook.


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The Scribble-In Book



Came across this little guy while sorting - it's a blank journal called "The Scribble-In Book." The pages are a bit browned but it's good and sturdy and ready to bear witness to your soul's deepest secrets or just a quick sketch of a squirrel.

If you'd like it, comment below. I will announce the winner with tomorrow's bookmark.

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You Speak In Riddles


Note, written in pink marker:

to
contined
Bob
Suprise
Breakfast
?

Found in "The American Dream" by Dan Rather. Published by William Morrow, 2001.


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