1902 Ledger and More

Just a quick note to let you know I am back from our wonderful trip back home. I hit the floor running Monday and it has not slowed as of yet....Art has be delivered, working on several wholesale orders to go out next week, had request for custom work waiting on my return, have to deliver a few pieces to OHC for a members exhibition that starts July 3rd....nothing like waiting until the last couple days. Working on my website making a home for the CollageScape PhotoFrames to have a place to direct you to some wonderful shops that are carrying them. They are being spoken for even before they are complete, so not sure if I will actually have them available for sale on my site yet. MMCA had over 10 apps for consideration upon my return that I have processed this week and now I need to update the website. I know I have said this before, but no doubt this group of girls we have now are the best....great talent, willing to share and give a hand when asked and just enough chatter to keep things moving even during our busy summer schedules.

I don't remember sharing with you the Birthday present I bought myself. I spotted this old ledger on ebay and was determined I would win it and I did. It's a general store ledger from 1902 that was located in Alba, Texas. 16 inches tall, 11 inches wide and 2 inches thick with 400 pages completely filled except for the backside of the very last page. All the pages are in excellent condition. The ledger starts with the date of March 14, 1902 and ends on July 24, 1902. There were even checks written to the store included. There is literally thousands of entries in this book, name after name and their purchases. How about a pair of slippers 1.75, straw hat .50, 1 shirt 1.00, 1 dz eggs .20, 1 lb of candy .05, medicine 1.05, 1 lb butter .15, 5 yds calico .25 and thread .05.....can you believe those prices!

Until next time.....I need to get back to tearing out some of those ledger pages and working on orders. Thanks for visiting!



Lulu said...

that's a wonderful piece of history. in my grandmother's journals she has her expenses written out in the back, like $1.00 for a doctors visit. i just love that stuff.

Heather Robinson said...

Oh, what a find! That was definitely a "must have".

Roxi said...

You always find the coolest things!