[Autograph Album]: "From Misses Shoesmiths to Doris N. Meads"

England: 1912-1923.

Price: $1,200.00

Hardcover. Small oblong 12mo. Measuring 4" x 3½". Black leather over stiff paper boards with "Autographs" stamped in gilt on the front board. Contains 17 drawings, a photograph, and illustrations as well as poems and notes. Some loose but present pages and edgewear, else very good. An English woman’s autograph album compiled between 1914 and 1923. The album begins “From Misses Shoesmiths to Doris N. Meads – In this book of autographs your name I wish to see, so that in distant years to come, I may remember thee.” The album features poems, a photograph, illustrations, and cartoons discussing themes of the times, including World War I. Two pages of drawings show “military types outlined” dated 1917 featuring “the colonel,” “the major,” and “the tommy.” Another drawing shows a young girl writing and is entitled “A letter to Daddy in France” dated March 1918. Of particular note is a poem entitled “The Wreck of the Titanic” by Alice Baker of Wargrave which reads in part, “They called it a floating palace, they found it a floating urn.” The one photo present here shows a group of friends in bathing costumes. A modest but interesting autograph book with mentions of World War I and the Titanic.

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[Autograph Album]: "From Misses Shoesmiths to Doris N. Meads"
[Autograph Album]: "From Misses Shoesmiths to Doris N. Meads"
[Autograph Album]: "From Misses Shoesmiths to Doris N. Meads"
[Autograph Album]: "From Misses Shoesmiths to Doris N. Meads"
[Autograph Album]: "From Misses Shoesmiths to Doris N. Meads"
[Autograph Album]: "From Misses Shoesmiths to Doris N. Meads"
[Autograph Album]: "From Misses Shoesmiths to Doris N. Meads"
[Autograph Album]: "From Misses Shoesmiths to Doris N. Meads"
[Autograph Album]: "From Misses Shoesmiths to Doris N. Meads"
[Autograph Album]: "From Misses Shoesmiths to Doris N. Meads"