Monday, August 31, 2009

Not your neighborhood scrapbook club.

Pictured above are pages from three different scrapbooks featured in Jessica Helfand's "Scrapbooks - An American History". Published last year by Yale University Press, this book contains more eye candy than I can handle. Seriously, if I could eat this book, I would. Helfand uses five different themes : time, space, sentiment, nostalgia, and posterity to navigate these visual snippets of preservation of a different place and time. The top and bottom images are relatively straightforward, but the image in the middle comes from the Schultz Home Study Books, ca. 1926. It's a record of how to remove certain stains from different kinds of fabric. I have no words.

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