University of Delaware Library

Creator unknown.

Harry Anderson scrap album

circa 1880-1890


Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 0093, Item 0036


Creator: Creator unknown.


Title: Harry Anderson scrap album


Inclusive Dates: circa 1880-1890


Extent: 1 v. (ca. 23 p.) ; 38 cm.


Abstract: 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.


Language: Materials entirely in English.



Citation

MSS 0093, Item 0036, Anderson family scrap album, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

Item 0036: 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, October 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 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.

Sources:

Biographical information derived from collection.


Scope and Content Note

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.


Selected Search Terms

Personal Names
Anderson, Harry, fl. 1880-1890.
Topical Terms
Children--Religious life.
Form/Genre Terms
Scrapbooks--United States--19th century.
Printed ephemera.
Trade cards (advertising)
Visiting cards.
Greeting cards.
Awards.
Prayers.
Juvenilia.

Related Materials in this Repository

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


Detailed Contents List

Harry Anderson scrap album, circa 1880-1890   [Item 0036]

1 vol.