BABY BOOK DOCUMENTING THE EARLY LIFE OF A SON, ASHLEY SPAULDING BORN IN 1924
BABY BOOK DOCUMENTING THE EARLY LIFE OF A SON, ASHLEY SPAULDING BORN IN 1924
BABY BOOK DOCUMENTING THE EARLY LIFE OF A SON, ASHLEY SPAULDING BORN IN 1924
BABY BOOK DOCUMENTING THE EARLY LIFE OF A SON, ASHLEY SPAULDING BORN IN 1924
BABY BOOK DOCUMENTING THE EARLY LIFE OF A SON, ASHLEY SPAULDING BORN IN 1924
BABY BOOK DOCUMENTING THE EARLY LIFE OF A SON, ASHLEY SPAULDING BORN IN 1924
BABY BOOK DOCUMENTING THE EARLY LIFE OF A SON, ASHLEY SPAULDING BORN IN 1924
BABY BOOK DOCUMENTING THE EARLY LIFE OF A SON, ASHLEY SPAULDING BORN IN 1924
BABY BOOK DOCUMENTING THE EARLY LIFE OF A SON, ASHLEY SPAULDING BORN IN 1924
BABY BOOK DOCUMENTING THE EARLY LIFE OF A SON, ASHLEY SPAULDING BORN IN 1924
BABY BOOK DOCUMENTING THE EARLY LIFE OF A SON, ASHLEY SPAULDING BORN IN 1924
BABY BOOK DOCUMENTING THE EARLY LIFE OF A SON, ASHLEY SPAULDING BORN IN 1924
BABY BOOK DOCUMENTING THE EARLY LIFE OF A SON, ASHLEY SPAULDING BORN IN 1924
BABY BOOK DOCUMENTING THE EARLY LIFE OF A SON, ASHLEY SPAULDING BORN IN 1924

BABY BOOK DOCUMENTING THE EARLY LIFE OF A SON, ASHLEY SPAULDING BORN IN 1924

Item #455

Pale pink 8.25 x 10.25” book with “Baby’s Book” written in gold lettering. The book is by Cornelia Morton Weyburn and provides prompts and illustrations that parents can fill out concerning their child. The book has been entirely filled out with information about Ashley Mecham Spaulding, a son born to Earl B. Spaulding and Mildred M. Spaulding on May 23, 1924 in New Hampshire. The baby book documents Ashley’s first outing, shoes, tooth, step, lock of hair, word, toys, prayer, Christmas, along with Ashley’s baby sayings, toys, incidents, and first day of school. These details of Ashely’s life, from 1924 to 1940, are written in a neat, legible script, presumably by Ashley’s mother. Throughout the book there are 60 black and white photos measuring between 1.5 x 2” and 7 x 5.25” which are glued to the pages. These photos follow Ashley from his first few months of life, all the way up to his first day of school. Ephemera include birthday and holiday cards, clippings, and several appointment cards for Ashley’s trips to the dentist. A wonderful family tree is included in the book.

Example of “incidents” written in the book:
“Ashley’s first pkg. came by mail June 16. A white sweater from Cousin Lucy A. Wright.
Ashley’s first letter, from Cousin Gertrude Spaulding with two dollars for his bank account. June 25.
Ashley’s first bouquet of flowers, blue larkspurs sent by Nancy Whitcomb’s father. June 29-
Ashley’s first one dollar bill from his Grandma Mecham. May 30.”

Example of “notable vents” written in the book:
“Sept. 7-1924, Ashley, Mother, Daddy, Grandma & Grandpa S. went on an auto trip to Greenfield Mass in Grandpa’s new Reo car. 103 miles.
Sept. 14-1924. We all went for a ride to Fitchburg - Trip 113 miles.
Ashley and Grandma M. had their pictures taken at Cutlers Sept. 19-’24. Baby 17 wks. old.
Sept. 28 - Ashley, Mother, Dad, Granddad & Grandma S. went to the new dam in Wilmington Vt. 140 miles.
Sept. 30. Ashley 4 mo. 1 wk. old, weight 12 lb. 10 oz.. The first night he has slept all night, from 6 until 6 in the morning.”

You can feel the love that went into making this lovely keepsake.

Price: $250.00

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