Monday, May 12, 2008

The "Art-ograph" Book!


On one of my treasure hunts earlier this year, this simple little autograph book was in a locked case at an antique store. FYI: I must be totally moved...or see a fantastic price, to bother and walk to the front, tell the store worker the case number and drudge back to the case and wait for someone to open it for further inspection. But, this little black book had snippets of artistic quality peeking out from its corners...so, I went that extra step and requested a closer inspection. Yahoo! My was I thrilled when I opened this innocent little autograph book.


I quickly learned it was formerly some one's "art-ograph" book. This person had obviously requested their special friends to leave a little piece of their artistic impression for history to hold. (Notice the date in the corner!)



The depth of different artistic talent was amazing. I had stumbled on to a treasure!!!!






Notice the detail of some of these pages...it is incredible. All collected in a simple little autograph book.











Needless to say, the case was closed and the autograph book was mine. Moral to the story....take the time to open cases and see what is in there...it could be an "Art-ograph Book"!
Beware: I am approaching my 100th post...it is going to be fun! Keep checking in for the surprise giveaways!!!

2 comments:

Tara said...

Wow, what a great find for you!

:0)
Tara

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Alexa, you truly did find a treasure in that "artograph book". This past weekend I found a little "Day by Day" diary from the 1930's in a dusty and jumbled antique shop. The first entry on Jan. 1 said this. "Worked graveyard, came home and slept till five o'clock. Went courting that nite, nothing else important." Don't you love that he said "went courting"? ~ Lynn