This savings account book belonged to my husband's grandfather in 1903. He had been married for 3 years by that time. He put modest sums of money (sometimes as little as $3) in this account. I can tell you he was a very prestigious and somewhat wealthy man when he died. I think this illustrates something about how his generation felt about the importance of living within their means and saving for a rainy day.
TMSH June 2012 #7 - Record
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