Sometime back in the 1890s, someone had the thought to put together a "Souvenir Book of Joliet, Ill.," a hard-cover tome featuring lithographs of the Joliet's most important buildings of the time.
Was there a reason or an event behind issuing the book? Who knows? But what we do know is that one still exists, and it's being auctioned on eBay at a starting price of $9.99 (and, for a change, a perfectly reasonable shopping cost of $2.97).
The seller doesn't have much to say about the item. It shows some "some cover wear, spine chip," but otherwise is "excellent inside; 12 panels of city views."
If you more information or a closer look at the photos, click here. Bidding ends Feb. 24.