June 9, 2010

My Newest Vintage Find

Check out my newest treasure. I love it when I find a unique vintage piece. Here are the details:

Antique Donker Bros. Petit Ledger Patented Dec 7, 1880 by H McAllaster & Co Chicago IL printed for Dr F R Wilson Livery, Boarding, Sale Stables. This hand written alphabetical ledger has transactions from the period of 1890-1900.







(Images from ebay listing)


I love all of these beautiful pages with the additional perforated receipt. I'm not sure what I will do with this large beauty. Sometimes I just like to browse through them and think of the person that used to own it. What they were thinking, doing, wearing and what their life was like.

I think I should have a "Share Your Ledger" day blog event. Any takers?

8 comments:

LiLi M. said...

Your ledger is a great find and I love the idea of a share your ledger blog event!

Queen of Dreamsz said...

What a beauty!! A great find, indeed. I've got a few new "old" books that I plan to scan and share the pages..totally cool stuff from yesteryear.

I hope you are having a great day,
Hugs,
Stephanie ♥

Thespa McLaughlin said...

That ledger is THE coolest thing! Love it and it's so big! Love all those different sections. Score! I would participate in the share your ledger deal but I've only got one ledger from 1903 written in pencil, although it does have cool lists of groceries and their prices back then.

Kim said...

That ledger is so cool Rhonda...what a great treasure you have there! Hugs!

debi said...

Rhonda! That's a beauty! What a wonderful find!

Debby said...

Amazing, what a beauty.
Debby

Kathy said...

Lucky girl, love the look of this. So unique, I dont think I have ever seen any like it.
~boo

Francine Cronos said...

What a fabulous find.