Scrapbook containing images (mostly color lithographs) excised from contemporary greeting cards, periodicals, trade cards, advertisements, and other kinds of ephemera. Images are mounted on both sides of the leaves.
Some of the companies and brands represented in the scrapbook include: Bridgeport Organ Co., Hood's Sarsaparilla; Bromangelon; Bush & Bull Drygoods; Uneeda Biscuit; Home Insurance Co. of N.Y.; Pease Piano; Fairy Soap (N.K. Fairbank Co.); J. & P. Coats' Spool Cotton; Stuylers bonbons; Gold Dust Washing Powder; White Sewing Machine; Palmer; Bee Soap; National Biscuit Co.
Some of the main themes featured in the scrapbook are: children; fashion; seashells; the Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, N.Y.; animals; flowers; seasons; American patriotism; greeting cards; and ethnic caricatures.
Date of scrapbook based on copyright date appearing on some of the images.
CHMRB copy 39088016106957 is the gift of Brooke Alexander.
CHMRB copy has the original, commercially-produced black- and silver-embossed red cloth binding, with cover title: Scrap book.
P.O. Box 37012
NMAH 1041, MRC 672
Washington, DC 20013-7012