1909 Small handmade Victorian era birch bark souvenir from Good Hope Camp Snowshoe Trip, with menu. 12pp of birch bark paper, tied with cord. Cover and two interior pages with text - menu:
Guests are named on another page.
I’ve handled several birch bark albums from the Victorian to the Deco era, generally from New England and North Eastern Canada. While this little souvenir is simply bark, with text in ink and likely given as a gift of remembrance or friendship, often the birch bark ‘paper’ is mounted onto stiff paper or boards, much like an albumen photo.
Item v in a recent micro-catalog, ‘Last of May’.
A recent example, the mounted variety, hand-painted quite well and used as a photo album: