Friday, January 22, 2010

Ruth Slifer Scrap Book

Ruth Slifer put this scrap book together c. 1914. (There's a picture of Woodrow Wilson in the book, a solid clue to the time period.) Two years ago at the convention, I found it for sale in Cynthia Wuthrich's room. These are pictures carefully cut out of popular magazines of the era, likely The Ladies Home Journal and perhaps The Delineator and Pictorial Review. I would guess Ruth spent a lot of time with her mother's help selecting and cutting the pictures for her scrap book.



  1. What a wonderful scrapbook! The pages tell the story of a time gone by.

  2. Wonderful. These take on a whole new life when a little girl takes the time to cut them out and make them her own.