The Scrap Album - Site Guide

From the beginning of the 19th century, in Europe and America, heavily lacquered reliefs had been used to decorate furniture, fire-screens, clocks and even musical instruments.

In the Victorian home an elegant scrap screen was an almost indispensible piece of furniture.

Families rejoiced in the pleasant and profitable hours to be found in this fascinating recreation and saw the scrap screen as the practical and artistic outcome of many hours of enjoyable home-work.

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  • Illustration from The Graphic Christmas Number 1885
  • “Scraps for screens and scrap books in immense variety”
  • Advertisement from the Illustrated London News 1877

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The Victorian Scrap

The Victorian Screen

The beautiful screens that have survived were no doubt designed and compiled by adults, its compilation demanding both skill and patience.

Scraps for screens and scrap books-advertisement

Albums & Scraps
Saint Valentines Day
Easter & Fairyland
Christmas & New Year
Printed Ephemera