Softcover. Oblong octavo. Measuring 8" x 5½". Black cloth over paper boards. Contains 115 black and white or sepia-toned gelatin silver photographs measuring between 2¼" x 3¼" and 2½" x 4", without captions. Rubbing and edgewear else very good with near fine photographs.
A young woman's photo album kept around 1910 in what appears to be New England. The album is full of amateur snapshots of family and friends, the vast majority of whom are women, enjoying each other's company in a variety of activities. In the early pages of the album there are pictures of a baseball team, a photo with women posing with a baseball bat, and two men on a motorcycle. After that the photos depict leisurely outings such as boating and sunbathing. These photos show women in bathing costumes and hats posing by the shore as well as artistic nature snaps of waves breaking on rocks. Interspersed throughout are portrait style photographs of the women as well as photos of the women modeling on the New England shoreline against rocks and resting on a hill overlooking the ocean. One photo shows a trio of women standing outside their newly erected tent and another shows a group of 16 women posing for a group photo at a campsite. Two of the women can be seen posing on the back of a trolley and another photo shows a woman driving a horse and carriage. There are a few winter scenes towards the end of the album as well as photos of family homes.
An interesting look at early 20th Century women through amateur photography.