Shoeboxes full of the stuff have clogged up shelves and cupboards wherever I’ve lived. At one point in my life I attempted to organise these bits into some sort of order. The first attempt at this was a scrapbook from which some of the pages have been reproduced below. They feature a mixture of interesting historical artifacts and indescriminate ephemera all randomly pasted onto the page with no real thought to chronology or subject. Some of it is interesting and some of it, frankly, I can’t believe I kept.