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Ms. Coll. 1045

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Summary Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
circa 1870-circa 1899
Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 1045
1 volume
Victorian era scrapbook of chromolithographic images dating from circa 1870 to circa 1899.
Cite as:
Scrapbook, circa 1870-circa 1899, Ms. Coll. 1045, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Scope and Contents

This black leather bound volume with gilt edges comprises a variety of Victorian era chromolithographs. Each page of the volume has been decoratively and symmetrically arranged by an unknown creator utilizing "scraps" or sheets of the printed images. The vibrantly colored, chiefly thematic arrangements consist of depictions of girls, women in cultural costumes, romantic scenes, pastoral landscapes, religious images, hunting scenes, butterflies, and birds. Almost each page includes embossed die cut flowers, birds, insects, animals (some costumed), butterflies, and/or people. The images range in size from less than one-inch square to eight by five inches. Some of the embossed flowers have been glued on larger images.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  November 2014

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Donna Brandolisio

Access Restrictions

This collecection is open for research.

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 Freeman's Auction (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), 2014

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Controlled Access Headings

  • Chromolithographs
  • Manuscripts, English--19th century
  • Scrapbooks
  • Animals--Pictorial works
  • Birds--Pictorial works
  • Chromolithography, Victorian--Specimens
  • Flowers--Pictorial works
  • Scrapbooks--19th century--Specimens

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Collection Inventory


Scrapbook, circa 1870-circa 1899.