Listing is for the autograph book of Anna/Annie Pegar/Peggar from Sioux City, IA. The book appears to have been gifted to her by Lena E. Moy in April, 1885. The book is 7″ long by 4.25″ high. The maroon material has an embossed crosshatch pattern rather than a smooth surface. The front cover is decorated with gold embossed art that includes birds, vines, and vintage graphics/lettering. The back cover has an embossed image with an array of leaves. The page edges are gilded in gold. The book maker is unknown. The book contains 27 entries from friends and relatives between 1885 and 1911. All signatures include a handwritten, personal note. Some of the penmanship is stunningly beautiful. The book also contains 39 embossed, die-cut stickers on random pages that appear to be placed by hand (by Annie or Lena rather than being original to the book because entries are written around them). The stickers include flowers, little girls, and messages of love and hope. None of the stickers are loose as of this moment. Two of the stickers are silver foil fabric labels. Both are embossed and die-cut with fine details. The book was signed by brother Victor Pegar and brother Jos. I do not have access to ancestry tools to learn Annie’s story and I have not been able to find any signatures of historic relevance. The inside cover has been signed by L. The book is 137 years old. It’s charming with it’s worn cover and age-stained pages (and personal contents), but the binding is very loose. At least three pages have detached and many are ready to fall out with too much use. The pages are sewn into the joint, but the paper is fragile and getting worse. The spine is soft and the cover moves laterally at least half an inch up and down. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Paper\Ephemera\1800-99″. The seller is “atomic_closet” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Unknown
- Time Period Manufactured: 1800-99