Here's our theme for this week's Sepia Saturday - photographs that you find in old books.
I've checked my entire library and didn't find one photo in any of my books. But while looking I found some other interesting things.
Like the lovely inscriptions that people write in gift books. Dan and Sherry gave Kathy this book but they had no idea when her birthday was.
Translation: Dear Kathy,
The fresh hell is that we thought it was your birthday. It's obvious that you have fewer than most people. Hope you enjoy reading about Dorothy. Happy Birthday, whenever it is - Dan & Sherry Eaton.
I really like Elmer's message. It's short, to the point and relates to the book.
From a friend who hopes your odyssey will be as exciting as the original. Elmer
This book seems to be a gift from a teacher to a student.
Presented to Lola Phipps for highest merit in spelling and _____ matters (?).
Can you make this one out? I'm having problems.
The next three books are all related to film in some way. What Makes Sammy Run was all about the film industry (in case you've never read it). (Sorry about the fuzzy copy).
I meant you to have something to read on your way back but you fooled me. This won't make your hours any happier but it will make you squirm a little - love and kisses. How are you liking it by now?
And this one has a curious label stuck in it. Do you think they were trying to sell this book to some producer? I don't remember ever seeing a film about Louisa May Alcott - I guess it didn't interest anyone - not enough sex and violence.
Maybe Miss Alcott didn't make it on the silver screen, but Smoky sure did!
I love this inscription. After I read this book, I was dying to go to London and visit Marks and Co. I never made it, but Floyd and Maytsie (?) actually visited the shop and found a copy of this book in the basement. Amazing. Margaret must have been thrilled.
I think this is my favorite inscription. I have no idea what it means, must be some kind of an in-joke.
Flip through the pages on Sepia Saturday to find other hidden treasures.