(The Book of Memories, an altered vintage photo album with anonymous images and letters clipped from old magazines and sheet music. Shut: 7 1/4" x 11 1/2". Click on any image to enlarge.)
Yesterday I photographed and posted Nameless People and Forgotten Faces, the other vintage photo album that I bought here in Fergus Falls that couldn't be taken apart in order to collage images and words on the individual pages. Sure, this album looked as if the cord could be removed and the pages would come apart ... but it was also bound. I did five pages at a time and hung them with the clothespins I rigged from the bottom of a work table.
(Above: Drying system for the bound pages.)
This vintage photo album still had the original paper label inside the first page that actually states the volume is "loose leaf" ... but it really wasn't. I couldn't take the darn thing apart. I think something happened to the telescopic tube through which the cord runs. They wouldn't budge. I went ahead and collaged the label onto the title page. I had fun selecting pictures that suggested a special occasion or activity ... memories from the past. The scenes are still indicative of the way we form memories today. Below are photos, each with four pages. Enjoy!