Before there were text messages, emails and the like, there was ink. People actually at one time sat down and wrote correspondence to each other. There weren’t any initials like LOL in use and definitely there weren’t any happy faces. Can you imagine that? The item above is from before that time.
This is an ink blotter from the 1930′s. It was used to absorb the excess ink from your fountain pen. I can only imagine people from today trying to handle and use one of these. Do a search for “fountain pen” on the web in case you don’t know what they are. I won’t even go into why we don’t even teach penmanship anymore.
This blotter advertised that Hardeen was available to hire. The funny thing here is that Houdini’s name is twice the size of Hardeen’s, not to mentioned three times to Hardeen’s two. You can’t blame Harry for this one.
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