4 x 6-1/2 inches, original blind stamped full morocco, front cover lettered in gilt, all edges gilt. Rebacked with new leather spine. Very good inside and out. Autograph album of O.T. Brown of Poughkeepsie, New York. Largely a collection of autographs of friends and acquaintances. There are about 130 signatures of fellow student of O. T. Brown and many with thoughtful notes and comments. Beautiful examples of calligraphy in virtually all the signatures! Interspersed with approximately 24 very attractive and skillfully executed calligraphic drawings of birds, feathers, angels and other decorative flourishes. Also included is an 1875 pamphlet from the Eastman Business College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. O.T. Brown was a student who attended Eastman National Business College (ENBC) from 1865-1866, originally from Milford, PA. Beautiful signatures-calligraphy seem to be more standard in autograph book at ENBC. Penmanship was an important subject taught at this school (using the Spencerian method). Eastman National Business College, Poughkeepsie, New York 1859 Founded by Harvey Gridley Eastman; five years earlier he opened a school in St. Louis; at it's height, the school in Poughkeepsie occupied five buildings, enrolled 1,600 students and employed 60 instructors. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: 19th century autograph album O. T. Brown ...
Publisher: Brown, O.T.
Publication Date: 1867
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition.
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