Scrapbook Made For Arthur Smith circa 1888
Description
Media Type
Image
Item Type
Scrapbooks
Description
This scrap picture book was made by a family member for Art. Arthur was born in 1883 so it is likely the book, which has no text, was made for him as a toddler.

The pages are made of linen, carefully scalloped around the edges with scissors. The cover was handpainted with watercolours. The images were glued on the pages and the glue still holds firmly and it did not bleed through the linen pages.

Only a few pages are shown here. Not only is it interesting to see this as a homemade child's picture book, it is also interesting to see the fashions and items of the day and to view the items that caught the creator's eye.
Subject(s)
Personal Name(s)
Arthur Albert Smith, b.December 1883 d.1970
Local identifier
TTLVP000287
Collection
Trafalgar Township Historical Society
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.43341 Longitude: -79.78293
Copyright Statement
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation
Scrapbook Made For Arthur Smith, circa 1888
Contact
Trafalgar Township Historical Society
Email:michelle@tths.ca
Website:

Trafalgar Township Historical Society Sponsor: Jeff Knoll, Local & Regional Councillor for Oakville Ward 5 – Town of Oakville/Regional Municipality of Halton
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Scrapbook Made For Arthur Smith circa 1888


This scrap picture book was made by a family member for Art. Arthur was born in 1883 so it is likely the book, which has no text, was made for him as a toddler.

The pages are made of linen, carefully scalloped around the edges with scissors. The cover was handpainted with watercolours. The images were glued on the pages and the glue still holds firmly and it did not bleed through the linen pages.

Only a few pages are shown here. Not only is it interesting to see this as a homemade child's picture book, it is also interesting to see the fashions and items of the day and to view the items that caught the creator's eye.