I wonder if it was typical for little boys to keep scrapbooks like this in the 1880s. Harry Starr seems to have lived in Baltimore, Maryland, based on the advertising cards in his scrapbook.
The front of the album is both ornate and exotic.
Harry's name and the date (January 31st, 1884) are written neatly on the first page, probably by his mother.
Harry has glued an assortment of images, religious messages, and advertisements on the album's twenty pages, which are now very brittle with age.