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a very old Bible opened to the page listing births and on the opposite page, deaths. only the births page contains entries. the page decorations are so very ornate, and the handwriting is quite beautiful. someone must have spent some time at the inkwell as a youngster! hobart, IN USA
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  • Lozzar Flowers & Art
    Lozzar Flowers...over 3 years ago

    Nothing like passed on tradition and unique art work. A very touching book and capture.

  • thanks so much, lorraine. this beautiful old book had dates in the mid-1800’s for the births – quite a sense of antiquity. can always count on you to appreciate this kind of treasure!! :))
    xx,
    v

    – Victoria Jostes

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökover 3 years ago

    Excellent image, Victoria!

  • thank you, dear bela, for your lovely comment, & for the much appreciated fave, as well!!
    xx,
    v

    – Victoria Jostes

  • Evita
    Evitaover 3 years ago

    Beautiful work!!! Congratulations on your feature April 28th, 2011

  • many, many thanks, evita, for featuring this image. my first look at the book was like a peek into a family’s personal history. the births are dated in the mid-1800’s, and the family lived in the town where i live. theirs was the grist mill where i have taken many, many photo’s.
    best,
    v

    – Victoria Jostes

  • Aileen David
    Aileen Davidover 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture!

  • thank you, aileen; so very glad you like this antique treasure!
    xx,
    v

    – Victoria Jostes

  • Dennis Burlingham
    Dennis Burlinghamover 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture. Old bibles are very interesting. I am saving up for a 1599 Geneva Bible replicia.

  • SandraRos
    SandraRosover 3 years ago

  • sandra, i’m beyond thrilled! thank you ever so much for featuring this little piece of history!
    xx,
    v

    – Victoria Jostes

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