Scrap book. Description: Scrapbook, ornate book cardboard cover with design paper cut-outs on surface of cover. Large assortment of business cards, greeting cards and postcards, relating to the oakland area. c. 1854-1915. History: See file, Mrs. Warren Hook for individual listing of cards. The cards need to be renumbered following a standard numbering practices. Inez Brooks-Myers: RR: This tan colored advertising card is one in a series; this one is entitled "Gathering Pebbles." The illustration shows a girl in a very large straw hat, holding up her bright pink dress by laying it across her left arm. She is barefoot at the edge of a beach, with a smale pail of pebbles in her right hand and a little shovel in her left hand. Across the top of the card, printed in black: "J. A. Miller, Furniture Store, Upholstery a Specialty, 1009 Market St. Bet. 6th and 7th, S. F." The initials of the illstrator appear at the bottom proper right of the card.

Trade cards, or advertising cards, like this one, often were collected by children and pasted into scrapbooks. This card, coupled with H70.121.1QQ, tells the story of a girl on a day trip to the beach. The textured, bright pink dress with the large ruffled white collar is the same on the two cards, the girl is the same, although she has put on a more protective hat for her time on the beach.

Used: advertising | Childhood | San Francisco

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