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The April 2023 Auctions: Day 2

Fri, Apr 14, 2023 11:00AM EDT
Lot 1043

'Worth While Club' Of Highland Park, MI, Historic Scrapbook Including A Signed Hellen Keller Letter Of Thanks, 1915-1954, H 12'' W 9.5''

Estimate: $700 - $900

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The Worth While Club of Highland Park, Michigan, was a women's club founded in 1915 with the intention of doing deeds 'worth while'. They raised and donated money to numerous causes. One such cause the women pursued was helping the blind. In 1929 they donated funds to emboss in braille several copies of the book "Dark Hester" by Anne Sedgwick. The club received thank you notes from various libraries. One of these notes, dated December 3, 1929, is pencil signed by Hellen Keller. The rest of the scrapbook documents the history of the club, its causes and members from 1915 to 1954.


The signed letter from Helen Keller is glued into the book at the top of the sheet. There are a couple of spots of surface residue on the paper but the typing and pencil signature is clear and legible. | Please note all lots show signs of wear commensurate with age and use, and the lack of a statement regarding condition does not imply the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from defects or the effects of aging. Unless otherwise stated, all information provided is the opinion of DuMouchelles' specialists. Should you have any specific questions regarding the condition of this lot, please use the ìRequest Condition Reportî or ìAsk a Questionî buttons or email conditions@dumoart.com.

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