[Ephemera] Account Book

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Repurposed Blacksmith Ledger. 1837-1841. 34 x 21 cm. Ledger/Account book dating from 1837 to 1841, 317 pages of handwritten accounts detailing a blacksmith/farm business with description of shoeing of horses and oxen, repair of tools, chains, and wheels, and exchanging work for credit such as woodwork and bartering household items. Pasted in to over 75 of these pages are approx. 352 trade cards and advertising booklets including 12 transformational cards. A vast array of cards from the New York/New England area including Kingsford’s Oswego Corn Starch, Enoch Morgan’s Sons Sapolio (soap), Jackson’s Best Chew, The Universal Clothes Wringer, Hoyt’s German Cologne, Smith Brothers Pure Borax, Eagle Clothing Company, Reids Flower Seeds, Kellogg’s Extract, and many more. Many in color with a fair number of off-colored depiction’s of African Americans. Owner’s inscription on front free end papers. Edges and spine frayed. Orig. tooled leather. Fair.