|Quantity:||2.5 Linear feet (2 boxes)|
At the turn of the twentieth century, scrapbooks were increasingly popular with Americans, who frequently prized and saved greeting cards, invitations, advertisements, poetry, artwork, and photographs. Individuals occasionally preserved tobacco cards, which were trade cards used to stiffen packaging and advertise cigarettes. These were often in sets with strict themes, such as world leaders, global costumes, and horses. Collecting tobacco sets - as well as keeping greeting cards - in scrapbooks was one way for Americans to treasure interesting, small pieces of art.
This collection consists of three scrapbooks:
The first belonged to Margaret Adams of Augusta, Georgia. It contains greeting cards, trade cards for the Detroit Heating and Lighting Company and Ayers products, and artwork that includes flowers, children, and animals.
The second scrapbook contains photographs of women, tobacco cards, and three issues of a magazine called "Sunshine for Little Children."
The third scrapbook contains clippings on various subjects, including an image of Jefferson Davis image. The book itself is a repurpoesd ledger from the Agency Union Bank checkbook, from Columbus, GA.
Victorian scrapbooks, ms 1394. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.