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MSS 0093. Commonplaces, Albums, & Scrapbooks

 Collection Category
Identifier: MSS 0093
Items housed in this Collection Category are albums, blank books, or scrapbooks in format, ranging in size from small handbooks to oversize folios. These volumes include commonplaces, copybooks, friendship albums, autograph albums, scrap albums, scrapbooks, albums with sample trade cards, and other such blank books filled with collected items or text. Material of this type may appear in MSS 0100 collections, such as scrapbooks in personal or family papers. The call number for sources in this category also includes an item number: MSS 0093, Item ####. For additional information on Collection Categories please visit:

Found in 56 Collections and/or Records:

American scrapbook of Victorian chromolithographic art prints

Identifier: MSS 0093-Item 0035
Abstract The creator of this scrapbook of Victorian art prints is unknown but presumed to be American as many of the images were published by H. Hallett & Co. of Portland, Maine, or by Knapp Co. Lith. for the Sunday Art Supplement to the New York Recorder. The scrapbook features large chromolithographic prints (and cut-out images from prints) of beautiful women, mothers and children, cherubs, flowers and fruit, animals, American characters, and George and Martha...
Dates: 1871-1896

Scrapbook of twentieth-century American valentines and greeting cards

Identifier: MSS 0093-Item 0037

This early twentieth-century American scrapbook primarily contains greeting cards, many of which are valentines. Other card types include Easter, Christmas, and birthday. Only two cards had visible signatures.

Dates: approximately 1903-1925

Early twentieth-century British children's scrapbook

Identifier: MSS 0093-Item 0038

This early twentieth-century British children's scrapbook, compiled by an unknown child, contains colorful die-cut scraps and collected images of children, flowers, animals, clowns, pastoral scenes, uniformed British military, folktale characters, depictions of children's games, depictions of Santa Claus, and other Christmas scenes.

Dates: approximately 1895-1905

Fred's nineteenth-century British album of scraps and greeting cards

Identifier: MSS 0093-Item 0039

This nineteenth-century scrap album, apparently compiled by a British child named "Fred," contains colorful scraps of animals, children, British sailors in uniform, rowers, flowers, birds, and other decorative items. There are also a number of small printed images, Bible verses, and Christmas, New Year's, Easter, and birthday greeting cards. The cover of this album is embossed black and gold on red cloth in a Japonesque design of the Aesthetic Movement.

Dates: approximately 1875-1885

√Čtablissements Artistiques Parisiens, Album des Menus

Identifier: MSS 0093-Item 0065

This scrapbook of menu designs was created by French printing house √Čtablissements Artistiques Parisiens in 1935 to showcase the firm's wide range of print styles and graphic designs.

Dates: 1935

Robert C. Carter photograph album of the St. Francis Dam disaster site

Identifier: MSS 0093-Item 0171

This photograph album, which belonged to Robert C. Carter, contains thirty-one black-and-white photographs of the site of the St. Francis Dam disaster in the San Francisquito Canyon, near Los Angeles, California. The photographs were taken in 1928, shortly after the dam's failure. Several pictures contain young Carter and his family posing together or traversing the rocky site.

Dates: 1928