Eleanor’s Memory Book

Below are scans of a tiny photo album of booth photos owned by a woman named Eleanor. They seem to date from the 1940s. Scraps of acetate attached to the spiral binding, show that there are some pages missing. The book measures 47 x  45 mm including the spine.

Only two images are identified. The names are noted under the photos. Each picture is much clearer and crisper than the yellowing acetate allows us to see, so I have scanned them out of the book as well. Please click on the gallery, below to see them in a larger format.



Emily on the left. Delores on the right.


  1. Paul J. Stam said:

    Love old photos. I have some that were taken in the 30s and 40s with a box camera. Mine of the little boy and the leopard is one of those. Thank you so much for liking “Catching a Big Story Wave” on Paper, Mud and Me. Looking forward to your next post.


    • Ohhhhhh! I knew I knew your name. I could only find your website through Gravatar and not a blog link. The leopard and boy photo is super. Thanks for your comment, Paul.


  2. Thanks for commenting Alessandro. I was thrilled to find this tiny “pocketable” gem. As far as showing photos goes it is better than an I-pod for me!


  3. What a great find! I guess she was into Scrap Booking even back then!


  4. Rene Marzuk said:

    There are things that never change, like the spark in young people’s eyes. There is something… a feeling of invincibility, an idea of unfulfilled but yet material potential that fades away in real life but never in pictures. Awesome little gem. Thank you!


    • You are a poet as well as creative photographer. Thanks for youe lovely comment, Rene.


  5. beautiful photographs, the spiral binding looks wonderful too. Where did you find it?


  6. jalal michael sabbagh.http://gravatar.com/jmsabbagh86@gmail.com said:

    Unique old pictures .They tell a part of the past,memories.Thank for stopping by.Greetings.jalal


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