1850s. A 5 3/4" x 10 1/2" hand made book by a little boy Initials W. B. R. The book is structured with brown paper on verso and pencil drawn illustrations on the right. Includes 8 pages of sketches including the cover. The cover depicts a saltbox house with lightening rods and a fenced in pasture. This is followed by allegorical images of an anchor and a Masonic symbol at the top of a page where a wolf chances a deer. The next page is a village skyline with both a small British and larger American flag flying overhead. A train is at the station --stick figure characters. The following page is a marching band of soldiers ; one with a sword, a drum, bugle, fife bayonette and American flag. This is folled by another page of page of solders with packs and bayonettes. And so it goes additional patriotic symbolism including American flags, firing cannon, eagles, etc. Concludes with a calf nursing while a bull looks on. 3" x 3" cut-out on one page.