Charles Wright Victorian scrap album
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This Victorian scrap album bears a crossed out name on the inside cover, with the inscription "A present from his dear sister on his birthday Sep 17 Age 2 years 1880." The crossed-out name appears to be Charles Wright.
Biographical information derived from collection.
This Victorian scrap album bears a crossed out name on the inside cover, with the inscription "A present from his dear sister on his birthday Sep 17 Age 2 years 1880." The crossed-out name appears to be Charles Wright. The red and black cover with a gold embossed title "Album," features die-cut color scraps of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, flowers, cherubs, angels, and children; and visiting cards, prayer cards, and devotional cards.
Almost every page in the album is filled, usually with a large central image, four large images in each corner of the page, and numerous smaller scraps placed symmetrically in the remaining spaces. Some scraps indicate Bavarian and Scottish origin by the fashions depicted in the image, such as Scotch Kilts and Bavarian lederhosen. Other images depict Victorian era fashion for women and children.
A pair of die-cut color images depicts "Countess Grosvenor" (probably Elizabeth, Countess Grosvenor, 1797-1891) and the "Crown Prince of Prussia." Many scraps feature pastoral and romantic scenes with couples, children and families portrayed within. Color printing processes include color lithography.
- Item 0034: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0093 medium
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 28
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