Michael Merrill writes:
"Found this in dusty coin shop, and hope this may appeal to E-Sylum readers."
My Own Savings Book
This educational coin board was issued by Home Federal Savings and Loan, an ethnic S & L founded in Chicago in 1896, when original bank member did business atop a pool table in the rear of Knaizl tavern. This 8 page, thick cardboard book mixes delightful, humorous color illustrations, promotes early childhood savings, simple math relationships between coin values of pennies through -quarters, gives specifics on coin metals:copper-nickel-silver, and promotes regimen to fill every slot, empty book at bank to open a savings deposit account, suggests repeating process.
Illustrations by Thomas Morrison, Jr. and poetic verse by Genevieve Burke. Copyright 1941.
Thanks. Neat item. We've discussed similar savings books before. Below is a "Defend America Coin Savings Book", and the other linked article shows Dave Lange's example of the "My Own Savings Book."
To read the earlier E-Sylum articles, see:
THE DEFEND AMERICA COIN SAVINGS BOOK
COIN SAVINGS BOOKS FOR CHILDREN
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