A place for show-and-tell, wondering aloud, and wandering the trails of curiosity . . . Comments, corrrections, additional information, fresh insights, other interpretations, more images, or related observations will be welcomed!
Mortised stock cut in the form of a rebus puzzle, created by Crane & Company of Indianapolis in 1871. "As long [ L on G ] as people marry [ mare-Y ] and are given in [ inn ] ceremony/matrimony, so long ( given? ) the bells and bows ex( pect? ) photographs and so long ( given? ) first ( place ? )laid your eyes [ lad-y-er-eye-s] ( fish? ) ( ) team by man and woman ( )
a fine selection [ s-election ] of frames, albums and cards always [ awl-weighs ] on hand at Van Deusen's EXCELSIOR Gallery, 175 Woodward Avenue,
call [ c-awl ] and see new styles & low [ L-? ] prices."
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