Celia K. Erskine Scrapbook of Valentines, Advertising Cards, and Postcards
Baker, Lester R., 1879?-1884 (donor's cousin) Search this
0.5 Cubic feet (1 box, 1 scrapbook)
Wildwood (N.J.) -- History
Wildwood Crest (N.J.) -- History
Scope and Contents note:
A scrapbook containing Valentines, advertising cards, and postcards.
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.
Related Archival Materials:
is in the Division of Costume, NMAH.,donated by Mrs. Erskine,
Collection donated by Celia K. Erskine, 1983, June 13.
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