Harry Anderson scrap album
Held at: University of Delaware Library Special Collections [Contact Us]181 South College Avenue, Newark, DE 19717-5267
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This nineteenth-century American scrapbook apparently belonged to a child named Harry Anderson. Many of the "merit cards" in the collection bear the name Harry Anderson and several visiting cards in the front of the album are presumed to be from other members or relatives of the Anderson family. An engraved image of the Washington Monument, along with details of its cost and construction, suggest that this album was compiled after 1884.
Biographical information derived from collection.
This nineteenth-century American scrapbook, apparently belonging to a child named Harry Anderson, contains visiting cards, rewards of merit, holiday cards, trade cards, prayer cards, die-cut images and art prints.
Harry Anderson received numerous "reward of merit" cards, one of which recognizes "perseverance, industry, punctuality, and honest." Several cards bear Bible verses. Multiple names on visiting cards were from Anderson family members and friends. An engraved image of the Washington Monument, along with details of its cost and construction, suggest that this album was compiled after 1884.
Corporate trade cards include Griffin & Skeeley, Raisin Packers, of Riverside, California; B. T. Babbit's Soap Powder; Stickney & Poors Pure Spices and Mustard, Clark's Thread and Universal Fashion Company, London, Paris & New York. One B. T. Babbit's trade card of note bears the image title "Ahead of everything."The paper cover is ornately embossed with gold and black leaves and the word "Album"in a large, striking font.
- Item 0036: 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 28
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