Mrs. LaBan of Nelson, British Columbia, Canada, was apparently the owner
(at one time) of this battered, weather- and water-damaged book I
bought at an antique store on Whidbey Island, Washington.
The book was a
mess — falling apart, moldy, and torn. I removed one of the first
pages, where she had signed her name, and used it as the basis of my
collage. I added some painted marks, a cancellation stamp, and a red
Canadian stamp to the mix.