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Archives Center Scrapbook Collection, ca. 1880-ca.1960

Collector:
Archives Center, NMAH, SI
Donor:
Anderson, John R
Doane, Dennis K
Hartley, Deanna
Hartley, Eric
Maddox, Patricia
Beatty, Noelle
Subject:
Harvard University
Physical description:
13 cu. ft.: 48 boxes
Type:
Advertising cards
Collection descriptions
Diaries
Greeting cards
Postcards
Scraps
Scrapbooks
Trade cards
Place:
Asia
Canada
California
Colorado
Coney Island (N.Y.)
Connecticut
Europe
Hawaii
Indiana
Illinois
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Mexico
Michigan
Middle East
New England
New Jersey
New Hampshire
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Panama
Pennsylvania
Plymouth (England)
Rhode Island
Rochester (N.Y.)
Ausable Chasm (N.Y.)
South Carolina
Tennessee
Vermont
Virginia
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1880
ca 1880-ca1960
19th century
20th century
Summary:
Miscellaneous late nineteenth/early twentieth century scrapbooks containing postcards, trade cards, greeting cards, decals, and other ephemera. Included are: (1) trade cards for thread, tobacco, barbers, sewing machines, toiletries and shaving products, tobacco, undertakers and patent medicine; (2) images of women, children, pets, and flowers; (3) greeting cards celebrating Christmas, birthdays, Halloween, and St. Patrick's Day; and (4) postcards from the United States and around the world. Some of the items in the scrapbooks are comical or picturesque. Most of the scrapbooks were created by women. Also included are several twentieth century diaries, including two travel diaries written by women. 2002 addendum: Nine scrapbooks on various subjects. 2011 addendum: a scrapbook on the subject of theater and theater personalities.
Cite as:
Archives Center Scrapbook Collection, ca. 1880- ca. 1960, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Barbering
Lighthouses
Theater
Travel
Shaving
Wit and humor
Women--Social life and customs
Women--History
Local number:
1996.3019 (NMAH Acc.)
2002.3034 (NMAH Acc.)
2006.3103 (NMAH Acc.)
2011.3017 (NMAH Acc.)
2013.3008 (NMAH Acc.)
2013.3041 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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