Softcover. Oblong quarto. Measuring 10” x 15¾”. Screw-bound photo album lacking the boards. Contains 221 color and black and white gelatin silver photographs with an additional five laid in. 113 of these are small portraits measuring around 3” x 2” or smaller, the rest are 3½” x 3½” or larger. Most are captioned. Album also has 47 items of ephemera mounted. Album is poor, lacking covers, several leaves detached and torn or tattered. Approximately half of the photos and ephemera are very good or better, the other half are good or worse—heavily creased torn, etc; with approximately 24 items perished.
A photo album and scrapbook of a teenage African-American woman who attended Woodrow Wilson High School in San Francisco where she was a member of the Neighborhood Youth Corps and possibly a performer in a soul band. The photos show family, friends, and classmates and include an interesting series of photo booth shots, class portraits, trips to the beach, and general hanging around the neighborhood.
Ephemera includes report cards, ticket stubs from her first date along with a detailed note regarding the date, ID cards, a couple of drawings, and more. Ephemera of interest consists of items from the San Francisco funk and soul music scene with business cards of Soul Productions (a promotions company run by Gangster Bob and Jerome “Poochie” Thomas) and the band Sisters from the Ghetto as well as two concert broadsides for The Mellowtations.
Certainly in need of preservation, but a splendid documentation of inner-city African-American youth at the end of the 1960s.