[Scrapbook and photo album]: New Haven, possibly kept by a Yale Student, 1906

Price: $400.00

Softcover. Oblong quarto (approximately 11" x 8¼"). Homemade string-tied card leaves. Chipping along the spine resulting in first leaf being detached, some chipping at the edges, else very good or better. 12 leaves. Scrapbook with elements affixed on rectos only, including 17 gelatin silver photographs of various sizes. A few of the images are a little silvered, most are near fine. Probably kept by a young man, the cover features a collage of the Yale versus Harvard football game of 1906, including a ticket stub with the name J. C. Tracy, a construction paper football, and magazine images of the team captains. Most of the album revolves around excursions and show women driving, picnics, and farm images, each page embellished with charming drawings in the margins, mostly captioned and dated between July and August 1906. Captions indicate most of the pictures were taken around New Haven, with some in the Fair Haven neighborhood. Names of three people appear: the aforementioned Tracy, Bob Shortley, and Tom Longley (possibly pseudonyms). It seems likely the latter two prepared the album, perhaps for Tracy. An attractive and evocative little album.

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[Scrapbook and photo album]: New Haven, possibly kept by a Yale Student, 1906