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.
I asked my pen expert friends if they could enlighten me with any information about that above photo. MaryBeth wrote: “Parker pens. From the 1920s. The red fountain pen was reproduced in recent decades and called “Big Red.” The yellow one is a pencil. Likely the blue one and black one on the ends are also pencils which hang around the neck. The fountains pens are the three in the middle. I have collected fountain pens since I was a child and have a version of all of the pens/pencils there, many of them exact duplicates.”
Grandma’s own drawings:
The boy and chicken were from a painting called “Speak!” in an early scrapbook.
This is the end of the Polkadot Scrapbook.