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1. In the 15th century, commonplace books, popular in England, emerged as a way to compile information that included recipes, quotations, letters, poems and more.
2. Friendship albums, used much like modern day year books, became popular in the 16th century.
3. Starting in 1570, it became fashionable to incorporate colored plates depicting popular scenes such as Venetian costumes or Carnival scenes.
4. In 1775, James Granger published a history of England with several blank pages at the end of the book to allow the book's owner to personalize the book with his own memorabilia.
5. Old scrapbooks tended to have photos mounted with photomounting corners and perhaps notations or explainations and often included bits of memorabilia like newspaper clippings, letters, etc.
6. Marielen Christensen of Elk Ridge, Utah is often credited with turning scrapbooking from into the actual industry containing businesses devoted specifically to the sale and manufacturing of scrapbooking supplies as you have it today.

And there you have it, the history of scrapbooking in six sentences. Wikipedia

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