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 first two scrapbooks were assembled in large repurposed catalogs on heavy paper. The third was created in a ready made scrapbook. For this one, she bought a book of art paper. It proved to be not as sturdy as the others and has separated into a pile of individual pages.
Let’s leaf through page by page together, taking a closer look at especially interesting pictures. As time permits, I’ve used Google Image search to try to find out more information, especially the year. This enabled me to find out for sure that she was still making this scrapbook in 1935.
Source: Ladies Home Journal, May 1920
As always, note the careful scissor work.
Chardin made several versions of the painting, one of which was given as a gift to Louis XV. The subject of the painting is one of bourgeois, everyday tranquillity – Chardin’s field of expertise, with an uncharacteristic touch of sentimentality. (Wikipedia)
and “Jessie Willcox Smith (September 6, 1863 – May 3, 1935) was an American illustrator famous for her work in magazines such as Ladies’ Home Journal and for her illustrations for children’s books.” Wikipedia
She assembled this scene from individual pictures: