Leather album with gold-tooled decorative border and multi-colored center. Album contains forty pressed flowers with brief inscriptions, poetry, notes, drawings and dedications. Pages in album have gold edges. Flowers are firmly attached.
approx. 8 x 4.5 x 1 in. (23.32 x 11.43 x 2.54 cm)
Place of Origin
Artisan or Artist
Hardinge, Sarah A. L. Brumstead
mixed media (art) ; scrapbooks
Materials Facet -- Materials (Hierarchy Name) -- materials (matter) -- artists' materials -- media (artists' materials) -- mixed media ; Objects Facet -- Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name) -- Information Forms (Hierarchy Name) -- information forms (objects) -- information artifacts -- books -- albums (books) -- scrapbooks
Communication Artifacts -- documentary artifacts -- memorabilia -- album -- scrapbook
Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
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Hill Texas Archive Research Notes
Album of flowers collected in Texas between 1851 and 1856 by Sarah A.L. (Bumstead) Hardinge, who lived in San Antonio with her husband, Dr. George Hardinge. Also included are brief inscriptions by friends of Sarah's brother, Edward Dorr Griffin Bumstead (1832), a poem by Susan B. Bryant on the death of Bumstead (1850), 3 poems, 2 drawings, notes and 4 dedications of album (1896, 1904, 1911).