Archive for ‘Grandma’s Attic’

February 22, 2012

1897 scrapbook: part 3

by Stephanie Dana

President Kruger, State President of the South African Republic, 1899-1902.

William M’Kinley, 25th United States President.

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February 21, 2012

1897 scrapbook: part 2

by Stephanie Dana

You can earn this Elegant couch in a few hours by our new plan of selling to your friends.

Four Footed postman loses his life and A Knowing Pussy Cat.

Left side: 1900 Sarsaparilla calendar

Pan-American Exposition, 1901. Buffalo, New York

Benjamin Harrison, was the 23rd President.

February 20, 2012

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.”