Immortality

Immortality

This is a photo of an original penned in Engrosser's Script in 1909 with a pencil portrait drawn behind the lettering. The text is a quote from William Jennings Bryan and I believe the piece was done in memory of JF Hook's brother fairly soon after his death.

Immortality - broad edge

Immortality - broad edge

Unfortunately the quality of this image is very poor (it's a scan of a photo copy of a photo of a photo stat... ). It's hard to say for sure, but I believe the original of this piece has a profile or portrait of some sort floated behind the lettering similar to the Engrosser's script version. As far as I can tell, it's undated, but I would assume it was also completed some time in 1909 or soon after.

The text is a quote from William Jennings Bryan and I believe the piece was done in memory of JF Hook's brother.

Clarence E. Hook - Resolution Certificate

Clarence E. Hook - Resolution Certificate

Christian Endeavor Certificate with three resolutions made in honor of Clarence E. Hook

Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home

A photo stat of the original with added flourishing in the corners.

Normal Penmanship Department Guide Posts

Normal Penmanship Department Guide Posts

I don't have much info on this piece, but based on the Quincy, Ill location included on the top banner I would guess it was done while he was a student at the Gem City Business College which would place it around 1904 or 05.

Mother

Mother

Mother - with photo

Mother - with photo

Our Cabin Home

Our Cabin Home

Signature in the bottom right, but I can't for the life of me tell whether there's a date there as well.

Unattributed Poem

Unattributed Poem

Instruction drills for a student... with people :)

Instruction drills for a student... with people :)

Letter home

Letter home

Based on the content and date on the letter this would have been written when he was finishing at the Gem City Business College, looking for teaching positions and before he was hired by Temple.

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