Indiana, Pennsylvania: 1920-1924.
Hardcover. Oblong octavo. Measuring 7" x 5.5". Black cloth over flexible paper boards with "Photographs" stamped on the front board. Contains 289 sepia-toned or black and white gelatin silver photographs measuring between 2.5" x 3.5" and .5" x .5", with captions. Very good with loose pages, rubbing, and edgewear with near fine photographs.
A photo album kept by a female student while attending the Indiana State Normal School (Indiana University of Pennsylvania) beginning in 1922 as well as family and travel photographs ranging from 1920 through 1924 although not mounted in chronological order. The album begins with portraits and candids of friends and family posed around family homes in Du Bois, Pennsylvania. Following these are photos from a cooking class and a gym class which appear to be high school aged girls. Four commercial photographs show the Indiana State Normal School with views of Leonard Hall, Clark Hall, and administration buildings. Photos of girls on the grounds of the school show them having a “snow battle” and by the “bird fountain.” The girls are also seen by the dining hall and in fancy dresses outside Clark Hall. One section of photos shows a trip to Los Angeles with images of orange, banana, and palm trees. Two pages captioned “Indians Swing Out 1923” show girls at the Indiana campus dressed as Native Americans in flapper dresses for a university event. Many of the photos show girls having fun on campus and in the neighboring towns. Towards the end of the album there are photos of Sandy Township High School in 1920 during the time the compiler attended.
An interesting collection of photographs detailing a young woman’s life in Pennsylvania and her education.