Cabinet 16: Ernie Webbers Scrapbooks
America in Pamaero Library Scrapbook, [1944-69].
Scrapbooking seems to have come of age. There are websites dedicated to scrapbooks, scrapbook studios, scrapbook shops, and scrapbook societies. Even YouTube contains video extracts titled: Scrapbooking for Beginners: Design Principles. Webber needed no introduction to this activity, and with paste and scissors, he compiled over 30 rail scrapbooks, each with a myriad of black and white and colour images relating to rail and his rail travels. In the 1960s he had a heart attack and was told to rest. He no doubt compiled most then, it being a more than suitable recuperation activity. Items in this American scrapbook date from the 1940s, which meant he had a store of older material from which he could utilise.