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    Posted 8 years ago

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    My great great grandmother made this scrapbook for my grandmother in 1888. I know it's after the fact but I finally got around to posting these Christmas images. It's like stepping back in time when I look through the pages of this large old leather bound book. Thanks for looking! Hope everyone had a Merry!

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    1. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 8 years ago
      Nice wolcott !! Great Great Grandma picked some interesting pieces to use on this scrapbook.That first pic is very interesting,almost gotta wonder what was in that fireplace and the kitties stealing a piece of cake is priceless ! : )
    2. wolcott1 wolcott1, 8 years ago
      Thanks again Hedge!! The young lady in the photo over my "name" is my grandmother. The fireplace scene is pretty hallucinatory in a victorian way!
      I love the kitties too. Some of the pictures from the book (which I haven't posted) were very odd and interesting as well. Thanks for looking Hedge :)
    3. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 8 years ago
      Your Grandmother is absolutely beautiful ! Odd and interesting is my fav,can't wait to see more !
    4. wolcott1 wolcott1, 8 years ago
      Thanks Hedge! Fun sharing.
    5. BeauxPurdy BeauxPurdy, 8 years ago
      Your album is full of such interesting images...Lucky You!
      My family was extremely boring compared to yours!
      Were all these images hand-cut with scissors?
    6. wolcott1 wolcott1, 8 years ago
      It looks like most of them were hand cut from postcards, magazines and newspaper. I guess she had a steady hand. Thanks BeauxP!
    7. AmberRose AmberRose, 8 years ago
      Very cool Wolcott! Wonder why she saved these particular images. Were there notes on the back?
      Also wondering what those kitties are snacking on!
    8. wolcott1 wolcott1, 8 years ago
      Thanks Amber Rose. The cake looks good doesn't it? lol
      I think it wasn't uncommon in Victorian times to make scrapbooks from postcards and such to create a theme for a present to someone. In this case she made her two year old grandchild a scrap book of pretty and amusing images to remember her by. I'll admit some of the images don't strike me as amusing for a two year old but times were different then I suppose. I didn't take any of the pictures off of the pages. I would hate to compromise the album from it's original form. I am curious if any of the postcards were written on though! Maybe one day I'll take one or two of them of the page.
    9. wolcott1 wolcott1, 8 years ago
      Sorry, I meant off of the page.
    10. rocker-sd rocker-sd, 8 years ago
      Wow, I really love this first image. How big is the actual print? Is this a postcard?
    11. AmberRose AmberRose, 8 years ago
      Well you lets know what those cards say if you do sneak a peak.
      Your Grandmother is a beauty. Can you imagine having to put up your hair everyday?
    12. wolcott1 wolcott1, 8 years ago
      AmberRose and Rocker-sd, You both motivated me to go back into the closet and haul the album out again (It's 20" by 16").
      So to answer your question Rocker-sd, the first image is a big Christmas card (6" by 8 3/4"). I pulled up a corner without bending it and found that it was a card by Louis Prang. Wiki stated that he was sometimes known as "The father of the American Christmas card." This particular card's artist (C.D. Weldon) was the first prize winner of the contest that Prang held in 1884 to stimulate ideas for Christmas card designs.
      I still don't know if there is writing on the back. I'm torn about whether or not it's the right thing to do in terms of keeping the album in tact. Thanks so much for your interest! Now I'm curious about the other images!
      AmbeRose, I cannot imagine having to put my hair up like that everyday, lol. I think I saw my grandmother with her hair down only one time when I was a child. She passed away in 1975. Bless her!
    13. wolcott1 wolcott1, 8 years ago
      The name of the design of the card mentioned is "little girl before the fire dreaming of the wonders of Christmas"
    14. wolcott1 wolcott1, 8 years ago
      Scandi, Thanks so much! Happy New Year. Love to you too...
    15. wolcott1 wolcott1, 8 years ago
      I'm glad it's lasted all of this time!
    16. kerry10456 kerry10456, 8 years ago
      Just bounced in to wish you a Happy New Years!!!!
    17. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 8 years ago
      A Very Happy New Year to ya wolcott !! May the New Year keep you safe healthy and happy and keep one of CWs brightest stars shining !!
    18. wolcott1 wolcott1, 8 years ago
      Aw, thanks Hedge!! Now you made me blush... Much happiness to you!!
    19. wolcott1 wolcott1, 8 years ago
      Kerry I don't know how I missed your post, sorry. Thanks, and a Happy, happy New Year to you!!!
    20. wolcott1 wolcott1, 8 years ago
      Happy New Year to everyone :))
    21. wolcott1 wolcott1, 8 years ago
      Thanks to everyone for the loves, and a Happy New Year to all!!
    22. wolcott1 wolcott1, 8 years ago
      Thanks Mustangtony!
    23. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 4 years ago
      A Very Merry Christmas to you wolcott !! ALL the best !
    24. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 4 years ago
      wow!!! really nice collection! love the first one and all of them!
    25. wolcott1 wolcott1, 4 years ago
      Happy New Urars Hedge my friend!!! Hope all is well :)
    26. wolcott1 wolcott1, 4 years ago
      Ho2, thanks!

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