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Scrapbooking!

Well how about that!  The folks at the Connecticut Historical Society just posted about scrapbooks today too.


Cornstalk paper

As I was looking through the Santa Fe Railroad Agricultural Department (Amarillo, Texas) records today I found this:

The scanner I used doesn’t capture the color very well: the cover is bright yellow.  The paper is indistinguishable from pulp paper of the era (circa 1928).

My question is: why did they stop?  And what will it take for someone to start making cornstalk paper again?


On languages and archives


A brief treatise on the mystique of writing