Hardcover. Oblong quarto. Measuring 12" x 10.5". String-tied red vinyl album with "Photograph Album" stamped in gilt on the front board. A collection of 338 black and white or color photographs measuring between 1" x 1.5" to 5" x 7", some with captions. Boards detached but present, edgewear on the pages, binding good, photographs near fine. A young North Jersey woman's photo album containing a large number of vacation photographs as well as photos of domestic scenes and parties from 1945-1958 printed in a variety of formats reflecting the changes brought on by color photography throughout the period. The photos begin with a high school graduation and continues with women traveling to various vacation spots, including beaches along the New Jersey shore including Manasquan and Asbury Park, to the Pocono Mountains in nearby Pennsylvania (a pamphlet is included), as well as Miami and Washington DC. The vacations are documented in snapshots, including girls frolicking on the beach, posing in fashionable swim wear, as well as hotel room photos of girls being girls. Also included are photos of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National cemetery and Cypress Gardens in Miami. The women also celebrated each other's adventures in marriage; the creator of the photo album threw a bridal shower for one of her friends pictured here. The group visited a convent, St. Benaventure in Olean, New York to see a relative who was a nun, and another trip took them to see a Franciscan friar in New Hampshire. A copious amount of snapshots depicting a decade of female friendship.