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Nineteenth-century children's scrap album with photograph of two boys


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

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This scrap album was created by an unknown individual, very probably a child. Content and the cover design, which is in Egyptian Revival style of the Aesthetic Movement suggests that this album was created between 1875 and 1885.

Biographical information derived from collection.

This nineteenth-century children's scrapbook bears the title "ALBUM" in blue letters with additional black and gold stamping on the maroon cloth cover. The scrapbook, which is completely filled with carefully placed images throughout, features collectible, die-cut, color scraps from sets of flowers, cats, dogs, birds, butterflies, insects, reptiles, children, cherubs, cartoonish faces, comic figures, and fashionable women and characters in ethnic dress. The album also includes holiday greeting cards and one photograph of two boys on a page about eight leaves from the back of the volume.

Cards in this album include Christmas, New Year's, Valentine's Day, and general greetings. The photograph depicts two young boys standing on a wooded path.

  1. Item 0032: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0093 folio

A digitized copy of the scrapbook is available at the University of Delaware Digital Institutional Repository .


Processed by Jennifer M. Nichols and Tim Pouch, November 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 28
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

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Collection Inventory

Nineteenth-century children's scrap album with photograph of two boys, circa 1875-1885.
Item 0032
Physical Description

1 volume

Materials Viewable Online
  1. PDF of scrapbook

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