The book featured here is Black Friday by Frederic Stewart Isham (1886-1922) with binding design by Rome K. Richardson, published in 1904 in New York by Grosset and Dunlap. It is from the Richard Minsky Collection at the W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library. The cover design features stylized stock ticker tape machines and basket receptacles in a repeating pattern — a distinctive nod to the modern.
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