Washington, 1860

Found this little beauty, at first I thought it was just a little flower bookmark. When I picked it up, I noticed that it unfolds:

There are color illustrations on both sides, each a prominent landmark in Washington D.C. - U.S. Treasury, the "President's House," the Washington Monument, the Capitol and that old favorite the "Lunatic Asylum."

There's a small bit of text reading "Entered According to Act of Congress in the Year 1860 by G. Henro..." or something very close.

Found in "Puppy Playmates" published by Samuel Gabriel & Sons, no date listed.

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  1. Book is circa 1915 - part of a boxed set: Link Here

  2. What an unusual (at least to me), and charming bookmark.

    Hmmm, you have given me an idea. Now that I recall, I have found more than one thing in books, and only now, it has come to me the thought I should write about it, note it somehow, in my commonplace book, or blog, because it is fascinating.

    In a copy of Whose Body? by Dorothy Sayers, I found an article about the lack of value of the modern movies, and the date was 1971, exactly 6 months after my own birthday. I was born in Madrid, and the article was from a newspaper from Houston, where I live. A paper was 42 years inside a brilliant novel, and was picked by a friend in a thrifty store, who in turn, gave it to me as a gift because I started selling books, and I decided to keep it and give it a try, when I found the clipping, loved it, and read the book, loved it too.

    I will come back and keep indulging in your blog.

  3. Wow. That is a clever little thing.