More pages from the scrapbook. Some business advertisements include: American Arms Co. / Rising Sun Stove Polish / Dr. Simmons Liver Regulator / Anderson's Cough Cure / University Medicines / Schepp's Cocoanut / Elgin watches / J & P Coats thread / Boston baked beans / Augusta Healy's vegetable pills / Charter Oak City Shirt Co. / Jacob Hoffman brewery / Skilton Foote Co.'s Bunker Hill pickles / Solar Tip Shoes / Beef Canning Co. / Eldridge's safety halter / Pond's Extract / J. Hetherington / Kibbe Big Sandy cigar
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
The neat thing about this scrapbook is the inclusion of cut out newspaper advertisements. Knox had a penchant for cutting out items that dealt with product / business trademarks. Also, the book is full of labels - there is a nice colorful selection of soap labels on the pages below.
Monday, January 23, 2012
I bought a scrapbook last week and below are the first few pages of it. While its not full of trade cards, it is full of labels and cut off newspaper advertisement which I love. When I first looked at the book, I realized it was a salesmen sample for Alexander H. Stephens book the War Between the States. Stephens was a an American politician from Georgia and was Vice President of the Confederate States during the Civil War. This book was turned into a scrapbook by Robert C. Knox of Manchester Connecticut in 1882. Knox pasted in the book labels, newspaper advertisements and trade cards. Enjoy.