Thursday, June 19, 2014

Throwback Thursday

From 20. June 1950, 64 years ago, my Dad's "sheep skin." This is his Bachelor of Law degree from Portia School of Law. In 1969, the school became New England School of Law.

The document is printed on vellum, in this case, sheep skin. Vellum is usually calf or sheep skin and parchment is pig skin.

His name is hand written in an Old English script with really lovely hair lines, those very thin lines.

An interesting factoid is the American Republic Date, CLXXIV or 174 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

One of Dad's pet peeves was someone stating the United States is a democracy. If you made this statement while speaking with him, he'd have you recite the Pledge of Allegiance: "I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands..." If the light bulb didn't flash over your head quickly, you'd get a long lecture on forms of government. :-D

1 comment:

  1. I like doing the same thing! People usually don't take it too well, though. ;)