Garé carefully booked all the job related expenses she had during most of her professional life. This page presents you to only one of the multiple book pages (the first records are from 1941) covering the second half of 1971 in order to give you an idea of the many types of expenses a painting artist has. The page example is, in general, fairly self-explanatory, although it can be hard to read all of the texts due to the simple fact that many of the names mentioned are for local businesses and shops, most of which do not exist anymore. Still, the chosen page gives you an insight in Garé's life as a bookkeeper...
As indicated, the page is quite straightforward, so only a few comments covering the columns will be attached here. The column headers were not static during the years; Garé booked other kinds of expenses as well such as 'Materials for making own frames' and 'Commissions'.
Frames: The cost of frames is
probably not the first thing you would think of, but
these entries are in fact the largest in the book pages.
In some cases Garé's hands were tied, because she could
not always purchase the cheapest frames or the ones she
preferred as some of the customers had their preferences,
for which she had to abide. In other cases Garé bought
cheaper, used frames.
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