Color Book Scrapbook, part 1

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.

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the pile of pages, no longer in order
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Source: Ladies Home Journal, May 1920

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As always, note the careful scissor work.

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It was from Ladies Home Companion in the 1930s

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Household magazine cover by Robert Usher, 1935
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Le Bénédicité (English: Grace) is a painting by the French artist Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin

 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)

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by Jessie Wilcox Smith, 1919

I found a WordPress blog with lots of art by Jessie Wilcox Smith.

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

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People’s Home Journal cover, 1924

She assembled this scene from individual pictures:

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