Granville, North Dakota: 1917-1922.
Hardcover. Oblong small quarto. Measuring 11" x 7". String-tied black cloth over stiff paper boards with "Photographs" stamped on the front board. Contains 123 sepia-toned or black and white gelatin silver photographs measuring between 1" x 1" and 3" x 5", with captions. Very good album with some edgewear with near fine photographs.
A photo album kept by Jorgen Larsen while living in Granville, North Dakota between 1917 and 1922. Larsen was a Norwegian immigrant who had come to the United States around 1905. The photographs show portraits of “chums” and family in North Dakota many of whom appear to be college-aged. They include boys posed with a basketball in 1920, snow scenes, contemporary cars, people by a train, and in a lumber yard. One group of photos show men building a dam and another of portraits of girlfriends he's titled “a bunch of peaches.” Some photos show high school students in the glee club and in the orchestra posed with their instruments. A few pages show the school house in 1921-22 with photos of young men leaning out of the school window brandishing shotguns. Later in the album Larsen and friends are seen posed with their catch from a fishing trip.
An interesting collection of photos depicting rural North Dakota around 1920.