In 1896, former school superintendent Edward Smith designed “The Bulletin Class Register.” Often we don’t even think about the design of these kinds of functional, commonplace ledgers. But this one, published by The School Bulletin service, not only gives credit to the designer, but it’s on the cover.
There is something uncommonly beautiful about this simple booklet. It belonged to one Clara M. Porter, in attendance at State Normal College from 1896–97.
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