These little autograph albums date between 1891 and 1941 and cover a wide variety of events. The books were given as gifts to family and friends who in turn filled the pages with verse, drawings, paintings, signatures, jokes and poems over the years. The drawings are done in pen, ink and pencil, with most of the art like cartoons and snapshots of daily lives.
These little works of art give us an intimate look into the lives of various groups of friends living at the turn of the century and cover both the First and Second World Wars. Some jokes are repeated throughout, showing their wide appeal and popularity.