Monday, December 22, 2014

Old Ledger Books

Theses old account books, hardbound of leather or cardstock, were great looks into the brisk barter of local businesses, people,  and trade shops. You could see long, productive days in the shops from which the goods and services came. The ledgers give us good insight into the daily life of communal Amana and various work shops as coopers, harness makers, machine shops, fabric weaving and printing, etc. The accurate account books made for a functional local trade to continue and be successful in the communal system prior to 1932 and after....

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