Artwork : ArchiveNo00051

Book 'A Casket of Pearls' 1890s






Contributor Name Ruth Taylor
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Location Southsea
Collection Date 07.10.07 1.25pm
Artefact Name Book 'A Casket of Pearls'
Artefact Description Good condition. Blue, silver and black cover. Colour illustrations. Approx. 6 x 5cm. Selections from Holy Scripture.
Artefact Date 1890s
Artefact Stored In Bible box, in glass fronted cupboard in the front bedroom
Artefact Form

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Sample Taken Paper from inside
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History of Artefact Compiled and edited by K Keary, London Frederick Warne and Co, Bedford Street, Strand.

Historian - 'They were handed to children. Made possible by developments in colour printing that made them relatively cheap to make. Made a lovely keepsake for somebody. Reflects that the population were becoming much more literate. The book contains spiritual thoughts for each day and colour illustrations for each one.'
Historian John Stedman / Rosalinda Hardiman
Previous Owners H Clark, Ruth's husband's grandfather / or great grandfather on his fourteenth birthday in 1892.
Special Memories 'It reminds me of my mother-in-law and her parents and her grand-parents. It takes me back in history. '
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