The Polkadot Scrapbook, Part 2

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My grandmother, Gladys Corinne Walker, was born in 1897.   She grew up on a farm in Argyle, Michigan and moved to Seattle at age 18, and she created this scrapbook during the 1920s and perhaps beyond.  The previous two scrapbooks were assembled in large repurposed catalogs on heavy paper.  For this one, she bought a ready made paper book.

  Let’s leaf through page by page together, taking a closer look at especially interesting pictures.

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Google image tells me the Ralston ad is from 1918.

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by Paul Branson

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I found the original full picture here on a site all about old advertising.

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ad from 1918

It’s interesting to me that my grandmother cut out so many of the advertiser’s names when she could do so.

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Google image tells me this is a Mohawk Carpets ad from 1928.
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babies by Maud Tousey Fangel, 1921

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peanut butter ad from 1922

As we will find here and in other pictures in this scrapbook, Gram collected images of ponds set into the ground, with stone edges, rectagular or circular.  Perhaps perusing them as a child is why that is exactly the kind of pond I want in my garden.

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to be continued…

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