Bird, Elisha Brown
Guilford Free Library
An engraved pictorial bookplate on light sepia paper with black ink for Guilford Free Library. At top center, there is the Connecticut coat of arms, with motto "Qui transtulit sustinet", translated, "he who transplanted still sustains". There is an open book above the center image. On the left page is an image of pilgrims and Indians making an agreement with the caption "Puritans buying land from the Indians: Guilford, year 1639". On the right page is an image of a house captioned "Old Stone House. Oldest stone house in the United States. Built in 1639". The center image below the book is an image of the library.
Affixed on card stock
Date or Era
c. 20th Century
5 x 3.25 in.
Bookplate Collection Number
Bookplate Collection of Christine Price
Copley Library, University of San Diego
Image File Size
Image File Location
S:\Bookplates\Bird, Elisha Brown\TIF Images\BA061.tif
Special Collections, Copley Library, University of San Diego
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Digital USD Citation
"Bookplate of an open book with images and the library building" (2023). Bookplates by Elisha Brown Bird. Image 23.