One of my recent auction treasures is a college scrapbook of a sorority girl who went to KU (University of Kansas) from 1902-1906.
It belonged to a coed named Pearl Maser. I'm guessing she was a music major - the book is full of concert programs with Miss Maser listed as a performer.
The album is full of papers, postcards, souvenirs, programs & pictures.
Pearl was a member of the Chi Omega sorority. Isn't this a great picture? I love the girl with the hat.
I'm sure these girls are a rarity in the day- I bet most young ladies were lucky to graduate from high school, much less have the chance to go to college.
This is the cover of the sorority reunion program. These Chi Omegas look more like the witches in MacBeth than care free coeds.
This little cherub was a placecard- and it was be just as sweet if we used it today.
On a different subject related to paper, I finished an altered envelope book I've had on my craft table for about six months.
The book is made of coin envelopes stacked and spiral bound on one side.
Altering books was one of the first mixed media arts I learned about. I loved the idea of making art from everyday items.
I decorated tags to fit in the envelopes as little extras. I have the book for sale in my Etsy shop. After six months at my house, it needs to move on.