Celia K. Erskine Scrapbook of Valentines, Advertising Cards, and Postcards, ca. 1882-1884
Baker, Lester R. 1879?-1884 (donor's cousin)
0.5 cu. ft
1 flat oversize box
Wildwood Crest (N.J.)
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.
A scrapbook containing Valentines, advertising cards, and postcards.
Celia K. Erskine Scrapbook of Valentines, Advertising Cards, and Postcards, ca. 1882-1884, Archives Center, National Museum of American History