1897 scrapbook

by Stephanie Dana

I found this book in Upstate NY, in my Grandma’s Garage sitting in a wheelbarrow. First I thought it was cool just because it is old, 1897! Then I realize someone in our family made it into a scrapbook, and saved it all these years. Here are a few pages I found interesting:

Miss Florence Foraker + Miss Julia Foraker soon to wed.

The Churchman.

Dawn of a new Century.

Sapolio was a brand of soap noted for its advertising 1883-1908. On the left page girls could get the doll free if they sold 4 boxes of “Great Cold and Head acne tablets at 25 cents a box.” “Dollie has an indestructible head, Golden hair, Rosy Cheeks, Brown eyes, Kid colored body, Golden plated beauty pin, Red stockings, Black shoes and will stand alone.”


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