Saturday, February 16, 2008

Just some junk!

I found these scrapbooks in a box of junk left at the church several years ago. They are full of all kinds of pictures. Most have been cut out from cards. Of course the paper they are on is crumbling and most can't be removed in one piece. I have cut some things out to use for different projects. Today I'm going to show you some separate papers that were in the books.
I love this water color! The back says October Days- Along the Mississip! 1910 Jessica Jones.
The rest are pencil drawings. Each one is signed, with the childs age and dated. Some other maps I found were also graded. I'm wondering if they belonged to a teacher because the names are different.
Irvin Cross, 9, Jan 31, 1894
Floyd R.M. Williams, 12, Jan 30, '94 Myra Seekins, 10, Feb 1, 1984
Gertie Smith, 11, Feb 8, 1894
Clara A Wilbur, 9, Feb 5, 1894
Nellie M Wilbur, 11, Feb 2 1894

I know these are hard to see, clicking to enlarge might help, but it fascinates me that they are in such good shape after all these years!

7 comments:

Rosie's Whimsy said...

What wonderful treasures! You should frame them....the pencil sketches would look great in a grouping :-)

Lilli said...

Such delightful precious pieces of art! Thanks for sharing with us :)

PEA said...

Omigosh, how I would have loved to go through those scrapbooks....look at how old those drawings are!! I dream of finding things like those! lol xox

Betty said...

Beautiful pictures....what a find.....

Thank you for visiting with me and commenting on my plant stand...Betty

Beemoosie said...

Wonderful treasures!

No Rain said...

What a great find! I love finding old scrapbooks like this--I've paid too much for a few at times, but never tire of looking at the various objects, photos, drawings, ribbons, etc. contained in them. I always wonder about the people who put them together. Yours are truly lovely.
Aiyana

JunieRose2005 said...

Those sketches are all very good- especially for the ages of those children! This was an interesting post...


Junie