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Krueger stammbuch
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Stammbuch (friendship album) of a young German girl from Berlin named Krueger, 1830s-1840s, filled with poetry, locks of hair, and drawings.
Before yearbooks became a standard way to remember friends and memories from school days, young students would often use their own blank books as a way to collect signatures and other mementos. In 19th century Germany, one of these was called a Stammbuch, and was filled with poetry, locks of hair, and drawings dedicated from one’s closest companions or family. This book, from a young student who lived either in or near Berlin during the 1830s and 1840s, is an excellent example of the different sorts of elements often included in a Stammbuch. Not much is known about the student who owned the book (although they were likely female, with the last name Krueger).
0.88 Linear Feet 1 box
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