We were pretty busy last weekend, getting ready for our sale.
But my husband managed to get to a yard sale and buy an old scrapbook for $4.
It really was tattered and in shreds, but you would be too if you were 120 years old.
Some stuff was glued down, and some just loose.
These are five trade cards for "Swift's Beef Extract".
Another trade card, which was a great advertising ploy.
Children and adults collected trade cards,
there wasn't much colored printing going on back then.
This advertised typewriters manufactured in Omaha.
1901 Singer Sewing Machine calendar.
Booklet with litho flowers.
Diecut greeting cards,
most published by Raphael Tuck & Sons.
Most of the stuff in the scrapbook dated between 1895- 1910.
All of these will be on ebay in the next few weeks.