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Scrapbook

Ms. Coll. 1371

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Title:
Scrapbook
Date:
circa 1850
Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 1371
Extent:
1 box (0.2 linear foot)
Language:
English
Language Note:
Captions in German and French.
Abstract:
A scrapbook created in Gemany by an unnamed person aroung 1850. The scrapbook comprises cut-outs of lithographs and various prints. Several examples of 19th century Scherenschnitte in black silhouette images appear throughout the volume.
Cite as:
Ms. Coll. 1371, Scrapbook, circa 1850, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Scope and Contents

A scrapbook with a patterned paper cover created in Germany by and unnamed person around 1850. The scrapbook comprises cut-outs of lithographs and various prints, chiefly in color. Several examples of 19th century Scherenschnitte in black silhouette images appear throughout the volume. The illustrations, some full page, are artistically arranged. The scrapbook includes images of birds, children playing, dogs, farm animals, men hunting, people, and soldiers in various uniforms. Spanning three pages is an illustrated alphabet of famous men. There are a few religious scenes from the life of Jesus. Some pages are accented with images of butterflies. Some of the illustrations have captions in German or French. The picture scrapbook was probably inspired by the children's educational books published by Friedrich Justin Bertuch. Spine is cracked and covers are loose.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  November 2018

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Donna Brandolisio

Access Restrictions

This collection is available for research use.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Source of Acquisition

Sold by Christel Morner Buch und Kunst (Hamburg, Germany), 2018.

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Albums (books)
  • Color lithographs
  • Cut-paper works
  • Manuscripts, German--19th century
Subject(s)
  • Animals--Pictorial works
  • Birds--Pictorial works
  • Lithography--Specimens
  • Scrapbooks--19th century--Specimens
  • Silhouettes--Germany--19th century
  • Sodliers--Pictorial works

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Collection Inventory

Box

Scrapbook, circa 1850.

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