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Children's scrapbook belonging to "A.R."


Held at: University of Delaware Library Special Collections [Contact Us]181 South College Avenue, Newark, DE 19717-5267

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This scrapbook was created by an unknown individual, very probably a child, but it bears the initials "A.R." and the date "1891" in cross stitch on a small oval canvas label affixed to the red cloth cover. The child who made this may have been German or German-American.

Biographical information derived from collection.

This nineteenth-century children's scrapbook bears the initials "A.B." and the date 1891 in cross stitch on a small oval canvas label affixed to a red cloth cover. The scrapbook features both German and English trade cards; collectible scraps of flowers, animals, and children; visiting cards; New Year cards; color printed cartoons of Grimm fairy tales and rhymes in German; and other color printed images.

One of the Grimm fairy tales in the scrapbook is "Frau Holle" and the other is "Der Kleine Däumerling," which is the story of a little "thumbling" (Tom Thumb) character. Other color printed images are German rhymes, colored cards, and collectible scraps from James Pyle's Pearline (soap) and trade cards from Liebig Company's Fleisch Extract (meat). Some of the color printing processes include chromolithography and color lithography. There are a few black and white illustrations with captions in German, including one illustration of Princess Victoria of England at age two.

Item 0026: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0093 folio


Processed by Jennifer M. Nichols and Tim Pouch, October 2012. Encoded by Caitlin Farthing, February 2013.

University of Delaware Library Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
Finding Aid Date
2013 February 27
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. Please contact Special Collections, University of Delaware Library,

Collection Inventory

Children's scrapbook belonging to "A.R.", circa 1850-1899.
Item 0026
Physical Description

1 volume

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