An autograph album that dates back to 1878! The cover is embossed with gold and the owner has her name, Miss Lizzie Kopp, just inside the front cover. Isn't this style of writing/art called flourishing?
After almost 130 years...isn't that amazing...some of the ink has stated to fade, but the penmanship is is a work of art! One of Lizzie's friends did a little drawing, too...
Someone started to write a song...anyone read music?
This guy Fred is in the book more than once...hmmm...who is he, exactly?
....and look at the color of this ink ...from 1880...it's only been 127 years!!!
Are these autographs of close friends or kids at school? This book is continous through 1882, so she had her friends signing the same book for at least 4 years... some from Ohio and some from Indiana...
"Farewell but never from my heart, shall thine image blot, though dreams of other days depart, though shall not be forgot" 1878
I remember the day I found this...and I have read and re-read the pages time and time again. What would this book say if it had a voice? And who are these people and what is their connection to Miss Lizzie Kopp? And, is she the Dr.'s daughter? Wife? Some of this is written within 15 years of the Civil War (my obsession) so were any of these people in the war...or did they have family in the war? The questions are endless. Lizzie, if you're out there reading blogs and you come across this, please know that I will take care of this book, honor you and your friends and keep it close to my heart.
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