My Dad is somewhat of a pack-rat (I know where I get it from) and when my Grandparents passed years ago he had to empty out their house. It was a large historic home located on Main St. in a tiny town called Hinsdale, MA.
When my Grandparents bought it they shared it with my Great Aunt (remember where I got all of that sheet music?).
She lived on one side and they lived on the other.
|You can see the house in the background. |
My grandma on the left, my cute Dad on the right
The last time my Dad came to visit me he brought along another one of his boxes (I usually get 1 per trip). Since we recently moved I really hadn't taken the time to sift through it until now.
Well looky what I found: an old scrap book!
It took some piecing together but what I found out is it belonged to Elizabeth Tuttle who was the previous owner of my Grandparents house IN THE 1800’s. That’s right you heard me… and I have her original [chock full] scrap book
I need to break it down in a couple of parts so this is Part I
All of these cards are from the time period 1884-1887. They're quite unique in that they don't open up like modern day cards. They are on a thick stock paper, most printed on one side but some on both. Since I had to scan them in you can't tell but they come in all different sizes, some the size of a modern day business card.
Then there were these furry critters with fringe around the edges. Must have been "the thing" because she had a BUNCH of those:
I'm not sure what I will do with them. More than likely save the collection for a while (like everything else that makes it's way into my home!)
Have a great weekend!
Check out my Dad in that awesome wicker baby carriage - yup that's how he rolls.