Celia K. Erskine Scrapbook of Valentines, Advertising Cards, and Postcards
NMAH.AC.0136
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0136
Creators:
Baker, Lester R., 1879?-1884 (donor's cousin)
Dates:
circa 1882-1884
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.5 cubic feet
1 box, 1 scrapbook
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
A scrapbook containing Valentines, advertising cards, and postcards.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Lester R. Baker, the only child of Eloise and Latimer R. Baker, owned the scrapbook and evidently assembled it as a young boy in the 1880s. He died at age five in 1884 and is buried in the Siloam Cemetery, Vineland, New Jersey. Celia K. Erskine, a much younger cousin, donated the scrapbook in 1983. Lester's father, Latimer, was the brother of Philip B. Baker, New Jersey state senator, and J. Thompson Baker, U.S. Congressman; according to Mrs. Erskine, the brothers founded Wildwood and Wildwood Crest, New Jersey, ca. 1905.

Administration
Processing Information note
Collection processed by C. A. Orr, 1989
Author
Finding aid prepared by C.A. Orr
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Collection donated by Celia K. Erskine, 1983, June 13.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
Unrestricted research use on site.
Preferred Citation
Celia K. Erskine Scrapbook of Valentines, Advertising Cards, and Postcards, ca. 1882-1884, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Conditions Governing Use note
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Related Archival Materials
is in the Division of Costume, NMAH.,donated by Mrs. Erskine,

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Advertising Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Advertising cards Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Postcards Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks--19th century Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Valentines Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Vineland (N.J.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wildwood (N.J.)--history Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wildwood Crest (N.J.)--history Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C., 20013-7012
Phone: 202-633-3270
archivescenter@si.edu