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Have you ever wondered about scrapbooking history? After all, scrapbooking ranks as one of the top hobbies enjoyed by men and women of all ages.
In fact, over four million adults are scrapbookers! Has scrapbooking been around for a couple of decades or dozens of decades? Actually, scrapbooking has been around for quite some time. The form of scrapbooking has changed over the years, but the history of scrapbooking begins in the 15th century.
According to scrapbooking history, people wanted a way to preserve "scraps" that were important to them. Scraps included love letters, greeting cards, business cards, poems and other paper items of importance or sentimental value. Interestingly, embellishments were added to the pages. Ornate designed paper would be cut into small shapes and glued to the pages.
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Scrapbooking history has its roots in England. In the 15th century, commonplace books and the friendship album became popular. Letters, poems, recipes, scrapbook quotes and similar items were kept in the commonplace books.
Friendship albums were typically used when company was invited to a home. The company would be asked to sign the album and to include something personal. Some people included a quote, a poem or their thoughts about the homeowners. Others drew pictures.
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Over time, scrapbooking history included preserving black and white photos and newspaper clippings. To house these mementos, scrapbooking albums were invented. Many of these albums were large and bulky.
During the mid-1800s, leather bound albums were manufactured and quite often contained themes. Some albums contained corner pockets to hold photos and even had pages for water coloring or drawing.
In the world of scrapbooking history, you might be surprised to learn that one of our presidents was a scrapbooker! That's right! Thomas Jefferson created album after album of pages containing newspaper clippings of his presidency.
In the late-1800s, Mark Twain capitalized on the scrapbooking idea and invented the Mark Twain's Adhesive Scrapbook. The book contained pre-pasted pages that made putting an album together super easy to do.