08 October 2008

19th century pocket diaries and their diarists

today me and sarah robins took a trip to the university of alabama to view an exhibit on pocket diaries and hear a lecture....it was very interesting to hear how pocket diaries came to be and the process behind their design and manufacturing and how they play into history

here are a few pictures of the books...click here to visit their flickr album and see more pictures

leeanne...you would have loved looking at these...they were so intimate and sweet


leeanne said...

ah i wish i could have been there...those look like so much fun!... and don't you wish you had the handwriting of some of the people who wrote in these? i wish we still used fountain pens and penmanship was still important!....

holly said...

well we can practice writing and make it important again...practice, practice, practice