Timeline of Scrapbooking

Timeline of Scrapbooking

1598&#151Early mention of a gathering of "words and approved phrases to make use as it were a common place booke (sic)." 1706&#151Philosopher John Locke publishes his New Method of Making Common-place Books. 1769&#151William Granger introduces a book that includes extra blank pages for collecting scrap. 1800s&#151Young women keep friendship...

1598&#151Early mention of a gathering of “words and approved phrases to make use as it were a common place booke (sic).”

1706&#151Philosopher John Locke publishes his New Method of Making Common-place Books.

1769&#151William Granger introduces a book that includes extra blank pages for collecting scrap.

1800s&#151Young women keep friendship albums of scrap and memorabilia.

1825&#151A magazine, The Scrapbook, begins publication with articles on the hobby.

1837&#151Godefroy Engelmann invents chromolithography, a process of lithographic printing in color from a series of plates.

1860s&#151Mass-production of advertising cards for companies and products.

1867&#151John Jerrard of London sets up shop as a dealer in photographs and scrap prints of every description for albums and scrapbooks.

1872&#151Mark Twain markets his self-pasting scrapbook.

1880&#151E.W. Gurley publishes Scrapbooks and How to Make Them, setting off the Victorian scrapbooking boom.

1888&#151George Eastman sells cameras for amateurs with the slogan “You push the button, we do the rest.”

1900&#151Major publishers begin marketing themed scrapbooks for children and adults.

1945&#151Books Across the Sea sponsors a contest for children’s scrapbooks with cash prizes.

1980&#151The Christensens display their scrapbooks at the World Conference on Genealogy in Salt Lake City.

1996&#151Memory Makers magazine www.memorymakersmagazine.com begins publication.

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