Thursday, June 3, 2010

Treasure Chest Thursday--Hiser Autograph Books

Featured this week are two autograph books that I found inside the World War II suitcase that once belonged to Clarence Harold Hiser, my husband's father. The blue autograph book was Clarence's and the opened one belonged to his wife, Helena Mae Smith. The dates in the books begin in 1934 and end in 1938--roughly from ages 13 to 17.

The book that is of most interest to me is Clarence's. Although there are not many signatures, the ones that are written on various pages belong to his relations. The signed pages will make a nice addition to individual blogs about two generations of his ancestors.

Time to charge up my scanner.

© 2010, copyright Linda Hughes Hiser


  1. I remember autograph books...actually I'd completely forgotten about them until I saw your post. Mine were just from the 60s though! What a great treasure you have!

  2. You are so lucky to have so many family treasures! I sure enjoy seeing all of them.

  3. What a wonderful treasure. I am glad they found their way to someone who cares so much for family history!

  4. Very cool family treasure -- and scans of the blank pages would be a great source of digital art or blog decoration (salivating... love old printing/fonts etc. :) )
    p.s. I finally got around to posting my "ancestor approved" award from you... thanks!