Metuchan, New Jersey: [mid-1950s].
Hardcover. Quarto. Measuring 9" x 11". Spiral bound yellow cloth with "Photos" stamped on the front board. Contains 55 black and white photographs measuring between 2.5" 3.5" to 8" x 10", some with captions. Very good with some spotting to the album and about near fine photographs with some creased.
A modest collection of photographs kept by Zenobia Devore of Metuchan, New Jersey during her senior year of high school and the summer following during the mid-1950s. Many of the photos show Devore and her sister Betty Jean with classmates posing near cars and being silly with girlfriends at school. There are a few portrait photos, probably yearbook photos, of Zenobia's classmates some of which are inscribed to her. Zenobia was involved in the choir and there are a few photos which show her singing and one large photo of the full choir on stage. A few of the photos are from a party announcing her engagement to Marcellus S. Smith, Jr. There are photos of the couple cutting a cake and posing romantically. A page of candid summer photos is captioned "just fooling around," while another shows the family going to church.
A nice collection of photographs of an African-American family in New Jersey in the 1950s.