University of Delaware Library

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

circa 1875-1885


Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 0093, Item 0032


Creator: Creator unknown.


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


Inclusive Dates: circa 1875-1885


Extent: 1 v. (ca. 25 p.) ; 28 cm.


Abstract: 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.


Language: Materials entirely in English.



Citation

MSS 0093, Item 0032, Nineteenth-century children's scrap album with photograph of two boys, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

Item 0032: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0093 folio

Location

Special Collections, University of Delaware Library / Newark, Delaware 19717-5267 / Phone: 302-831-2229 / Fax: 302-831-6003 / URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/

Source

Unknown.

Processing

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


The collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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, http://www.lib.udel.edu/cgi-bin/askspec.cgi


Biographical Note

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.

Sources:

Biographical information derived from collection.


Scope and Content Note

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.


Selected Search Terms

Form/Genre Terms
Scrapbooks--19th century.
Printed ephemera.
Greeting cards.
Photographs.
Juvenilia.

Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 093 Commonplaces, Albums, and Scrapbooks collection.


Detailed Contents List

Nineteenth-century children's scrap album with photograph of two boys, circa 1875-1885   [Box 0032]

1 vol.