This simple alternative to technology might amuse and educate both young and old. Scrap albums like this one were quite popular in the 19th century through the early 20th century. Some folks made their own albums out of old periodicals or books. And others bough machine made ones such as this.
This book was originally created for Pollock's Toy Museum in London in the 1970s. It has undergone a few changes but remains a fun source of activity for anyone enjoying a bit of history.
There are spaces for your own scraps and keepsakes as well as guided pages with history and explanations, including:
An Introduction to Scraps & Scrapbooks
Prints (including chromolithograph scraps)
Animals (often clipped from the newspaper)
Ferns (pressed or drawn)
Butterflies & Birds
Silhouettes (including how to make them)
People (including angels)
The Seaweed Album
Smudgeography (reminiscent of Rorschach designs)
Crests, Monograms & Trademarks
Glitter Pictures & Sand Pictures