California, Nevada: 1927.
Softcover. Oblong small quarto measuring 8" x 7". String-tied paper wrappers. Contains 22 sepia-toned or black and white gelatin silver photographs measuring around 4" x 6" with captions. Near fine album with fine photographs.
A collection of photographs from a Christmas trip with family and friends in 1927. Throughout the album are photos of California and Nevada depicting skiing and outdoor scenery including cliffs and ski slopes each accompanied by captions in the form of poems. The album begins, "'twas during December of '27 we made up a party of 10 plus 11 and decided we'd all of us go (for lots of fun and little dough) at Christmas to Bloomfield and see some real snow. We started out at 3 a.m. twas chilly, dark, and bleak. It got so cold along the way I feared I would freeze my beak." The family is seen sledding and building snowmen in better than usual amateur photography. One photo of the travelers reads, "we hiked to a mine on Christmas day, at least a thousand miles away, all crept back at a very slow jog, to tuck in a lots of Walter's eggnog." The group is seen posed near a fire with a caption that tells about singing camp fire songs and roasting marshmallows. A candid photo of a skiier reads, "then off to the skiing field with haste, our last afternoon and no time to waste." Their Christmas dinner is captured in one photo with the party seen smiling at a long table in a cabin. The final photograph shows the last cocktail party of the trip and reads, "and as all things must have an end, time came for us to homeward wend, so let us give a rousing cheer, here's to hoping we meet again next year."
A nice collection of photographs showing an upper middle class Christmas skiing trip to California and Nevada in 1927.