National Geographic : 1923 Sep
A man who lives on paper Henry B. Rankin, of Springfield, Illinois, has been a shut-in for thirty-nine years READ what he says: MY DEAR SIRS: I write this on passing my . eighty-fifth birthday, and the thirty-ninth year of my shut in life. Such a life as mine is one largely lived on paper. Take paper out of my life and there would be little left worth telling. One of the big things in my paper life has been Old Hampshire Bond. A shut-in's correspondence is much larger than if he were in active life. I have lived for thirty-nine years on paper pages and along the wires. Life continues worth living when lived largely by wire and on Old Hampshire Bond. Those re turn messages that come back to me sat isfy best if they come water-lined, "Old Hampshire Bond." It takes both script and typing beauti fully. If there is a trip-up in the spell ing, or a start out the wrong way with a sentence, Old Hampshire Bond kindly receives the eraser's gentle touch and leaves no blur or blotch. Fraternally yours, HENRY B. RANKIN, 510 South Second Street, Springfield, Illinois People who like fine things prefer Old Hampshire Bond "both coming and going." Its use implies, on the one hand, a discriminating taste, and on the other, a desire to please. A generous sample of Old Hampshire Bond will be sent you if you will be good enough to write us on your business letterhead. 3ampshire I South 'Paper asrl~adyEd al& Coyjany 4n,,, Mss; | Also Makers of Old Hampshire Stationery for Social i Correspondence "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."