Saturday, June 12, 2010
Did you know that Mark Twain was an avid scrapbooker?? He dedicated Sundays to enjoy his hobby and had 57 different scrapbooks that he sold through Montgomery Ward catalog.
The peak decade for scrapbooking was 1880-1890. Magazines of the times included articles on what to include in your scrapbooks.
Journals and diaries were very popular in the 1920's through the present, mainly kept by young girls. They included their inner most thoughts and desires.
Scrapbooks began to decline around 1940, when the popularity of personal photos and photo albums rose. It wasn�t till around 1975 that scrapbooks began to get popular again with people wanting to know their "ROOTS".
Genealogy helped scrapbooking gain popularity again with finding out family history and wanting to make a book on that history.
Scrapbooking today comes in many forms. Traditional books, computer scrapbooks and family web pages. We even have one for our family and our wedding.
Scrapbooking a fad?? I don�t think so. It has been around for centuries. The popularity comes and goes, but one thing is for sure, scrapbooking is for all generations! Remember that when you're scrapbooking, and think of whom in the future will see your book and how will they scrapbook?!
(thanx answers.com for the wonderful info)
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Have fun everyone! Scrap Crazy!