Cover "Scrapbook." Mme. Neergaard was the palmistry editor at the San Francisco Call newspaper. "Scrapbook 58" includes palm impressions from famous personalities in San Francisco, and attests to a link between palmistry and the Press just prior to the twentieth century. Mme. Neergaard studied "scientific palmistry" with Saint Germain. Saint Germain (pseudonym for Edgar de Valcourt-Vermont), a journalist for the Chicago Times. In 1901, Scotland Yard adopted the Gatton method of fingerprinting technology for criminal investigation and identification, and in September 1902, thumbprint evidence, for the first time, was instrumental in determining a jury verdict of guilty. Several of the palm prints were impressed upon the letterhead stationary of S.W. Leake, the manager of the San Francisco Call. Madame Neergaard maintained her office at 3388 21st Street near Valencia in the South of Market area of San Francisco, California. She started working for the San Francisco Call as a consultant in early 1899 at a time when the newspaper was beginning to publish predictions of what would come with the new century. On February 5, 1899 Mme. Neergaard made her debut in the Sunday Call. In an article called, "Palmistry: Your Life and Character Marked in your Hands, Curious Stories Told by the Lines and Mounts in the Palms of Famous People," Neergaard's column provided an introduction to palmistry as a science, and then issued an invitation. Subscribers to the Sunday Call who wanted to learn more about the markings in their own hands could have free readings if they made an impression of their right hand palm. Directions for making a palm print at home using gum camphor smoke were provided at the end of the article. Mme. Neergaard ordinarily charged $1.00 (equivalent to approximately $20.00 dollars today) for a half hour reading and a year's subscription to the Sunday Call was $1.50, so the readers were quick to respond. Within a week, thousands of palm prints were sent the Call's offices, and the newspaper pleaded with readers to be patient as the palmist went through the impressions, stating that she wanted to respond with care to all the inquiries.