[Photo Albums]: Three Albums of an African-American Philadelphia Family

Philadelphia: 1960-1978.

Price: $1,200.00

Hardcover. Quartos. Measuring 9.5" x 12". Three albums. Each is floral-printed cloth over paper boards with "Photo Album" stamped in gilt on the front covers. A collection of three spiral bound albums housing approximating 260 black and white and color photographs of an African-American family between the early 1960s to late 1970s along with some family ephemera. The album centers around the extended family of a Deacon of a Philadelphia church, complete with newspaper clippings, photos of family vacations, and school photos of children. One album, almost entirely comprised of black and white pictures from the 1960s, shows the family going on beach vacations complete with handstands; trips to what appears to be the seal habitat at the zoo, possibly the Philadelphia Zoo; and various people posing on Philadelphia stoops with the usual 60s fashion accessories, cool shades, and beehives. One selection of photos show an evening in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Philadelphia Tuskegee Institute Alumni Club, where E. Finch Morris, presumably related to the family, was awarded for her service to the University. The 1970s photos show a prom and recommendations for a fellowship to the University of Pennsylvania stating, "he is as intensely committed to the life of the mind, to an academic career, to sociology, and to the betterment of the human condition as anyone I have ever known." The family also had connections with the Action Library of Philadelphia, newsletters for the institution are laid in, as well as the Student Learning Center of South Philadelphia.

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[Photo Albums]: Three Albums of an African-American Philadelphia Family
[Photo Albums]: Three Albums of an African-American Philadelphia Family
[Photo Albums]: Three Albums of an African-American Philadelphia Family
[Photo Albums]: Three Albums of an African-American Philadelphia Family
[Photo Albums]: Three Albums of an African-American Philadelphia Family
[Photo Albums]: Three Albums of an African-American Philadelphia Family
[Photo Albums]: Three Albums of an African-American Philadelphia Family
[Photo Albums]: Three Albums of an African-American Philadelphia Family
[Photo Albums]: Three Albums of an African-American Philadelphia Family
[Photo Albums]: Three Albums of an African-American Philadelphia Family
[Photo Albums]: Three Albums of an African-American Philadelphia Family
[Photo Albums]: Three Albums of an African-American Philadelphia Family
[Photo Albums]: Three Albums of an African-American Philadelphia Family
[Photo Albums]: Three Albums of an African-American Philadelphia Family