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Re: [teacherartexchange] altered books tidbit......


From: play2cre8 (play2cre8_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Jun 26 2009 - 09:02:20 PDT

wow - that is pretty interesting -
my mom (who turned 86 this week) has an 'album' that her mom and dad
kept of interesting articles, poems etc... in scrapbook fashion.  I
will have to see if she still has it...

On Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 11:13 AM, Bunki Kramer<> wrote:

> "Mark Twain was a lifelong creator and keeper of scrapbooks. He took them
> with him everywhere and filled them with souvenirs, pictures, and articles
> about his books and performances. But in time, he grew tired of the lost
> glue, rock-hard paste, and the swearing that resulted from the standard
> scrapbook process. So, he came up with the idea of printing thin strips of
> glue on the pages to make updates neat and easy to do. In 1872, he patented
> his "self-pasting" scrapbook, and by 1901, at least 57 different types of
> his albums were available. It would be his only invention that ever made
> money.
> Bunki

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