c.1885-1895|c. 1854-1915
3.25 in WIDE
(8.25 cm WIDE)
Gift of Mrs. Warren Hook

"Alphabets, Bobbins and Cross-stitch: Samplers and Needlework Tools from the Collection of the Oakland Museum," History Special Gallery, 9/18/93 - 4/3/94.

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. Advertising card with image of children on front advertising Clark's O.N.T. Spool Cotton - A-Head of all of them.

Such advertising cards were often collected by children from merchants' fairs, and then put into scrapbooks. The fact that a scrapbook is part of this collection is indicative of the practice.

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