Photograph, Scrapbooks in Cases, Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration Galleries
“The fame of the Encyclopaedic Scrap Books . . . now numbering over one thousand volumes” is well known for “its practical instructive value,” and the fact “that both rare and expensive books had been taken apart and remade in a new order to render them more available for study,” Eleanor explained. Scrapbooks of images were available to visitors throughout the galleries to serve as further visual reference. Their organization was informed by Eleanor’s encyclopedic charts and developed from books the sisters purchased abroad.
It is credited
Collection of the Museum of the City of New York, X2010.7.5793.