Collecting scrapbooks

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Mandy Ross

Mandy is the creator of Paper of the Past. She collects scrapbooks made by people between 1840 and 1940. She shares them on Instagram, her website, and in a newsletter.

Mandy Ross


Mandy’s favourite scrapbook

Belonged to Rene Dozier, made in the late-nineteenth century in Athens, Georgia.

The most unusual item found in a scrapbook: flying fish wings

Secured in a scrapbook kept by Eliza Telfer’s in her 1868 scrapbook.

A scrapbook containing food packaging from the 1920s, made by Doris Toogood in England

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