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Source : Biblion: FRANKENSTEIN | STORY_scrapbooking

What we think of as a scrapbook today, a bound book or album filled with mementos and photographs that document an individual’s or family’s history, first became popular during the 1800s. An extension of the commonplace book, the scrapbook evolved during the second half of the 19th century following the development of commercial printing and advent of photography. NYPL’s albums can be considered precursors to this scrapbooking tradition.