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Victorian Paper Crafts

Paper crafts were just as popular in Victorian times as they are today! It's amazing what a clever girl with time on her hands could create out of paper...

Envelope Albums (GOP 1896)
How to make small picture albums out of discarded envelopes.
A Gossip on Portfolios: How to Make and Adorn Them, by Gleeson White (GOP 1889)
How to Make a Writing-Board; Another Knee Writing-Board and How to Make it, by Somerville Gibney (GOP 1892)
How to Make a Pair of Paper Bellows (GOP 1887)
How to Make Paper Baskets for Carrying Flowers, by Eliza Brightwen (GOP 1900)
Paper Folding, by Linda Orman Cooper (GOP 1900)
Ways to fold notes and cards.
Rice-Paper Flower-Work: An Old Art Revived, by Barrington MacGregor (GOP 1901)
A Simple Way to Bind a Book (GOP 1882)
A Simple Way to Make a Deep-Lidded Box; Fancy Box-Making, by Mary Pocock (GOP 1896)
A Useful Pig [Match-holder], by "Cousin Lil" (GOP 1895)
What Can Be Done with an Agate, by Barrington MacGregor (GOP 1897)
Using an agate burnisher to emboss and engrave various paper crafts.
What to Do With Old Magazines, by Barrington MacGregor (GOP 1900)
I'm amused by this article on how to make your own portfolio of favorite magazine articles, given that this is just what this website is doing...

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Magazine Abbreviations:
CFM = Cassell's Family Magazine GOP = Girl's Own Paper ILA = Illustrated London Almanack S = The Strand
AM = Atlantic Monthly C = Century Magazine D = Demorest's Monthly Magazine G = Godey's Lady's Book H = Harper's Monthly
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