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Ms. Coll. 1045
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- University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
- circa 1870-circa 1899
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- 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.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Donna Brandolisio
This collecection is open for research.
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Source of Acquisition
Sold by Freeman's Auction (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), 2014
Controlled Access Headings
- Manuscripts, English--19th century
- Animals--Pictorial works
- Birds--Pictorial works
- Chromolithography, Victorian--Specimens
- Flowers--Pictorial works
- Scrapbooks--19th century--Specimens