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A database provides keyword, date, and location access to the images in the Scrapbooks category of this web project. The database includes terms deemed most likely to be useful to a range of users of the EAA project.

Below is a list of the database fields, with a description of each term, that you will find in the pull-down menus on the Scrapbooks Search Page. For simple, narrow searches, just enter the keyword you are searching (e.g. Lydia Pinkham, Pascoe, animals, etc.) with the appropriate term in the pull-down menus on the Search Page. If there is a match with an advertisement or cut-out in this category, you will be able to view it; if not, the search engine will report "no hits." (Entering a keyword such as "Pascoe" with the term "All" on the pull-down menu will ensure searching across all terms in the Scrapbooks database.)

To search across all eleven categories in the EAA project (not just the Scrapbooks images), go to the EAA General Search page. On that page you will find guidance about using search terms for cross-category searching.

The first half of the list below reflects the Keyword or Field terms. Database fields representing Illustration and Special Features searches are grouped together in the second half.

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Scrapbooks Database Terms and Descriptions

(1) Keyword or Field Terms

    Ad (Database) Number:  A unique letter/number identifier assigned to each item.

    Scrapbook Title:   Name of the Scrapbook. This name refers to the person who originally created the scrapbook, or whose collection the scrapbook came from. There are four different scrapbooks in this project.

    Company:  The name of the company(s) on the advertisement cut-outs or business cards. Some scrapbook pages have only non-advertising items pasted on them, so there will be no hits for company names for those pages.

    Theme:   Term describing the major theme(s) for the items on each page (Animals, Romance, Business Cards, etc.). A list of the Theme Names is available; theme-specific searching is available on this page as well.

    Page Number:   Identifies which page number within the scrapbook is being viewed. The image number may differ from the actual page number; if so, both numbers will be in the Page Number field. (i.e. "38([67]) The second number represents the physical page number.

    Notes:   This field was used to enter any overflow information from other fields (such as extra company names), as well as to add information specific to an advertisement that could be useful to researchers. Examples would include notes about images that were unusual, or especially interesting. Searching on "All" fields from the Search page insures that key words in the Notes field will be included in search returns.

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(2) Illustration and Special Features

    Some of the ads in this category may contain more than one kind of illustration. The predominant illustration will be recorded with the appropriate Illustration term. Additional illustrations may be described in the "Notes" section.

    Black/White (B/W) Drawing in Illustration:  The illustration contains a drawing in black and white.

    Color Drawing or Lithograph in Illustration:  The illustrations, or the majority of illustrations, on the page are in color. This category encompasses drawings and lithographs.

    Text:  Noted when the majority of items on a page are cards, usually business or name cards. The James H. De Votie Scrapbook contains almost exclusively business and calling cards.

    Cultures:   This site includes historical materials that may contain offensive language or negative stereotypes reflecting the attitudes toward a culture or language at a particular period or place in the past. These items are presented as part of the historical record.

    Middle East/Arabs

    Children:   Noted when children are present in the advertisement in any significant way.

    Sports:   Noted if a sport or athlete is a major feature of the advertisement. The type of sport in the advertisement may be found in the "Notes" section.

    Military:   Noted if the military (ships, weapons, people in uniform) is prominently displayed in the ad.

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