Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Wednesday Ephemera: Scofield School for Girls embosser

I know "ephemera" generally means paper items, and technically paper items which were never meant to be kept.  I posted a photo of Hilda Real's diploma from the Scofield School for Girls on this blog some time ago, and the photo caught the eye of a kind woman in Arkansas.
First the photo of the diploma:
Hilda Real's diploma from Kerrville's Scofield School for Girls, 1911
Note the seal on the gold foil above ribbon.
Seeing this diploma, and the photos of the Scofield School and its students I posted here some time ago, the woman contacted me via email and offered to send me something from the school.  When it arrived, I was very happy, and I played with it for a long time, making embossings with it.  Pretty neat, huh?
Embosser, Scofield School for Girls, from the
turn of the last century
The old embosser still works!
In addition, she sent three interesting postcards.  I'm studying those and will post about them later.


  1. Great item.

    Thank you to the person who sent it to you.

  2. I'm amazed that the embosser still exits.

    What a wonderful piece of Kerr County History.

  3. ...just imagine what it would be like if he was water marked with agarita berry root dye?

    God Bless The Hill Country!



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