Monday, November 17, 2008

In Search of The Fair

Debbie, Fiskateer #2852 challenged us to create a scrapbook page which documents something nostalgic for you.

Yesterday, I decided to take her up on this challenge and knew exactly what I wanted to create a layout of.

A few years ago, I found an invitation to the Spring Millinery Opening to The Fair at a yard sale amongst a pile of paper goods that I bought. I was curious to find out more about this store "The Fair" that was part of my town's history in the early 1900's.

A trip to our local harbour museum was the first stop on my list. After speaking to the curator, I traded a copy of my invitation for a copy of a photo that he had of The Fair.

I was given a bunch of old newspapers from my town (most were in rough condition) and after sorting through them, I came across an advertisement for The Fair dated 1906. I was thrilled to add this advertisement to my file.

So far I haven't uncovered a lot of information on The Fair's history. I am trying to get in touch with our local newspaper editor to see if I can uncover some more of the history.

Surprising enough, this layout came together pretty quickly. I used copies of the original documents and scanned them, resized them and printed them off. I also added a pull out tab underneath my photo's where I've recorded the journaling and the history I've undercovered so far.

Creating vintage layouts is one of the things that I struggled with. Hopefully after this one I'll be inspired to create more as I have a stack of vintage family portraits that I want to scrap.


Bonnie Weiss said...

Wow, you've been busy!!! I love that I can see your creations online and don't have to wait to see them 'in person'. BTW...your 'flat bettie' is adorable.

Mardi said...

That is one neat idea. Great LO!

Anonymous said...

I love the "aged" look !!!

maddy hill said...

i think its fab - i love pages with a story , and history ! and it definately has a nostalgic feel to it.