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Scrapbooks, as we know them today, started many centuries ago, in the form of Common place books, friendship albums, Grangerbooks, photo albums, journals, diaries, scrapbooks, and now web home pages. Commonplace books began in the 17th century. People wrote poems, quotes, pasted newspaper articles, or shared hobbies like knitting in their books. Some of these books were purchased but many were handmade, using wall covering for the cover. Granger books were printed books with blank pages in the back for personalizing. William Granger invented these books and also published a manual on how to do it. The most interesting to me is the friendship album. These little books included quotes, poems, thoughts, and hair weaving of a person. Hair weaving was a common thing in Germany in the 17th century. Girls would collect hair from all the friends and weave them into intricate designs including ribbon and pressed flowers, with a remembrance about that person. Did you know that Mark Twain was an avid scrapbooker?? He dedicated Sundays to enjoy his hobby and had 57 different scrapbooks that he sold through Montgomery Ward catalog. The peak decade for scrapbooking was 1880-1890. Magazines of the times included articles on what to include in your scrapbooks. Journals and diaries were very popular in the 1920's through the present, mainly kept by young girls. They included their inner most thoughts and desires. Scrapbooks began to decline around 1940, when the popularity of personal photos and photo albums rose. It wasn�t till around 1975 that scrapbooks began to get popular again with people wanting to know their "ROOTS". Genealogy helped scrapbooking gain popularity again with finding out family history and wanting to make a book on that history. Scrapbooking today comes in many forms. Traditional books, computer scrapbooks and family web pages. We even have one for our family and our wedding. Scrapbooking a fad?? I don�t think so. It has been around for centuries. The popularity comes and goes, but one thing is for sure, scrapbooking is for all generations! Remember that when you're scrapbooking, and think of whom in the future will see your book and how will they scrapbook?! Alternative view The current trend of scrapbooking is usually traced back to the "commonplace books" of the 15th century. Once common people had easy access to paper, they started collecting their favorite quotes, recipes, etc. In the Victorian period, people started adding ephemera to their books, such as greeting cards and advertisements. Answer An informative site about the origin of scrapbooking and famous persons who kept and improved upon the original concept referred to as "common-place books" is http://wwwscrapbookersparadise.com
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