The Voices of Friends Concerning John Plankinton, Milwaukee’s Foremost Citizen, The Father of the West Side. With the Accompaniment of Illuminations by St. Frackelton, 1911.
“And so, it is strange that my thought of him in all the passing years should be of a man, simple and self-effacing strong to achieve, to conquer, to upbuild, yet gentle as a woman, sweet natured as a child, kindly, considerate, and charitable to the verge almost of prodigality.” – Charles King*
This is the extremely elegant clasp along the edge of the binding to secure the book when closed.
*King apparently didn’t hang out with real women and children. Just sayin’.