Materials:Photo Album: hand beading on deer skin, suede, handmade papers, pastepaper with hand applied stamping, text weight paper with surface applied color and laser printing, photographs, tyvek with surface applied color. Scroll: text weight paper with surface applied color and laser printing, glass test tube, wood, tyvek with surface applied color. Box: laser etched book board with surface applied pigment and wax, book cloth, photograph, text weight paper with surface applied color and laser printing, mica.
Collection of: University of Denver, Penrose Library, Special Collections
A custom box with photograph inset houses a photo album with hand beaded cover and scroll book in glass tube. This piece was created using a hand beaded wallet made in the 1940’s by a Denver area Camp Fire Girl (identity unknown) as the cover for a photo album. The photos in the album are digital reproductions of photographs taken by Ruth Wheeler of her Camp Fire Girls in 1948. The text and illustrations on the box interior and in the scroll give guidelines and instructions for earning the Torch Bearer Craftsman honor in Camp Craft.