Mar 21, 2013 - Sale 2308

Sale 2308 - Lot 309

Estimate: $ 300 - $ 400
A LABOR OF LOVE (EDUCATION.) WALTON, B.F. Souvenir 1911.(cover title). Negro Town Public School, District No 3, Tymochee, twp, Wyandot Co., Ohio. 8 elaborately illustrated pages, two of them printed on semi-transparent 'parchment' paper. 16mo, original pictorial silk-tied wrappers, lightly soiled. (Philadelphia: Ohio Printing Co, 1911

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A true labor of love. The teacher of some 26 students of 'Negro Town' had this little souvenir printed up for them on the occasion of their graduation. It shows real affection for what had to be a tiny community. Many of the 26 students are siblings, narrowing still the actual number of families involved. The cover reads 'By Wisdom Wealth is Won,' and 'Tis Education forms the common mind/ Just as the twig is bent, the tree's inclined.' We were able to locate a B.F. Walton in Wyandot County who was involved with education there in the early part of the 20th century.