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This Bible belonged to my Great Great Grandmother, whom I am named after. She carried it with her across the country as a pioneer in one of the many handcart companies. It was printed in 1869.



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32 responses to “Antique

  1. What a wonderful thing to have. You must really cherish it!

  2. I got goosebumps seeing this. How wonderful to have such a memento.

  3. deb

    What a treasure! Something that can be handed down to the next generation with love and pride 🙂

  4. What a lovely memento to have!

    Mine’s up too 🙂

  5. What a wonderful antique and family treasure! 🙂

    Thanks for stopping by and have a good day. 🙂

  6. Wonderful picture for the theme today, and what a treasure!

  7. Wow! This is an amazing gift that you have been blessed with. What an item to cherish!


  8. Lovely family heirloom.
    The places that Bible has seen, and the situations it was witness to – amazing.
    Have a marvelous weekend!

  9. what an amazing antique to own! Gorgeous! My photo is up, please come and visit

  10. What a wonderful thing to have, with such a history. We have my GGgrandfathers old Bible in German.

  11. How wonderful for you to have such a special treasure :).

  12. amy

    you know that has seen a lot of history..thats cool

  13. srp

    What a beautiful and meaningful heirloom to be cherished and passed on. Perfect for this week’s theme.

  14. A wonderful antique. You must be proud to have it. A cherished treasure I’m sure. Happy weekend.

  15. What a treasured heirloom! Something to hold close to your heart and pass down to your children one day! 🙂

  16. Wow. To have the Bible in such good condition, with such a history to it. How precious! I hope she kept a journal of her adventures.

  17. Wow, that is really amazing! If books could speak that one would have quiet the tale to tell. (well, you know, beyond that whole law of Moses and loving your neighbors and stuff.) 😉

  18. Isn’t that fabulous?! Is it a “family Bible”? With recordings of births and deaths and marriages and all? If so, you really have a treasure! (well, honestly ya do – even if it’s not!) That is beautiful!

  19. Truly an antique! Family heirlooms like this are fascinating to me, because there are none in my family.

  20. Wow! That is truly awesome. I wonder if it contains family list on the end? I remember my grandparents family bible double as genealogy listing and even as a family almanac.

  21. Wonderful treasure. Hope you can preserve this till the next generations.

    Happy weekend!

  22. What a wonderful family heirloom. Imagine taking it with her on such a trip during the pioneer days.
    Thanks for visiting my place.

  23. Wow, what a wonderful heirloom. I’m sure you treasure it. I have some ancestors on my mother’s side who came West with the Martin handcart company. It amazes me what they went through and am forever grateful to them for their sacrifices.

  24. W0W its 138 years old – that is antique!! 🙂

  25. I love the way you took that shot of your great great grandmother’s bible. The angle in which you took it gives it a bold and commanding appearance.
    Great Choice

    Happy Hunting

  26. An excellent antique! And a fantastic photograph!

    Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  27. Looks so well preserved. What a priceless possesion.

  28. Truly priceless. When my “mom” was conducting genealogical research, she tried so hard to find someone in the family who had kept an old Bible like this, but alas … no.

  29. That is awesome! I would love to have something like that from my ancestors! Wonderful pic for todays Photo Hunt. My pic is up too if you wanna check it out!

  30. How wonderful to have a piece of the past. I have my dad’s bible from when he was a young man, and I am proud to be able to keep it to hand down.
    This is my first week with the photo hunt so please stop by my site if you find the time

  31. What a precious treasure. I hope you have it always.

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