Thursday, January 13, 2011

1876 Victorian Scrapbook

I bought this 1876 scrapbook(it's inscribed on the back cover-should have taken a picture of that) last Saturday. I almost didn't buy it-$36 and 20% off-I couldn't leave it there-the pictures inside are worth more than that(don't worry-I'm not going to take it apart!). I love the cover with the little girl(?) in the pink coat and hat(you knew that would get me!) but the real treasure is inside-all the time it took to collect and paste these images in-kinda like what we do today-except I'm more of the old-fashioned kind of girl to like the old way.
So here it is-page by page so you can see how it's put together.......
these full page graphics are amazing!













Earlier in the day I bought these 6 for $4.00. I'm going to make some scrap ornaments with the bigger ones with some vintage tinsel I have and the smaller ones-I'll think of something, but the book will stay in tact!

14 comments:

  1. Wonderful piece. I love the girl in the snow with the umbrella!

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  2. That is amazing! It's like a time capsule!

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  3. Wow, what a treasure! I love all of those beautiful old images, lucky find!!!

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  4. What a wonderful book. Filled with so many things by hands that meant so much to them back when. You would think someone in the family would wanted to keep it.

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  5. I love your old scrapbook. I would have bought it too.

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  7. Oh my -- someone had a wonderful time compiling this scrapbook so many years ago. What a treasure; I think it's wonderful that you could not resist it!
    Cass

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  8. I would have so excited, I wouldn't hardly be able to stand it. I really gravitate toward any kind of scrapbook, I'm always on the lookout. The outside is glamorous and the inside-well-you hit the jackpot.
    Ann

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  9. Oh how I love that entire collection. The first picture is my favorite. Great post.
    QMM

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  10. Oh, what a great book filled with treasures! Love this. Happy VTT!

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  11. Oh I love it! Especially the girl with the umbrella.

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  12. Oh my.....wonderful! Where did u get that!!!!!!!!

    great find and I love the pureist in you that you won't divide it up! yes keep it the way it is suppose to be!

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  13. I saw like this in my MIL's house too. I think this is their scrapbook before. Great treasure you find. Thanks for the visit!
    SWF

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  14. What a Treasure.... Can't wait to see what you do with the bottom 6 ~ You could probably scan a bunch of the beauties & the book to make some wonderful Treasures.... Miss being on the computer everyday, glad I was able to catch up a bit...

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