Oregon: circa 1920s.
Hardcover. Oblong small quarto measuring 11" x 8". String-tied black cloth over stiff paper boards with "photographs" stamped in gilt on the front board. Contains 67 sepia-toned or black and white gelatin silver photographs measuring between 1" x 1" and 3" x 5" with some captions. Very good album with worn corners and some tears with near fine photographs.
A photo album kept by a family in Oregon in the 1920s. Although a modest album, it shows the happy faces of family and friends smiling for the camera in candids, photo strips, and portrait style photos. Seen throughout the album are women in new dresses, men in suits, as well as people cutting down trees and working in the fields. They are posed near near cars and one section shows couples posed in front of rock faces. One photo shows a woman dressed as a cowboy in a hat and fur pants, another photo shows a couple posed by a plane. Another page shows 14 different photo strip portraits of girls in fashionable bobs, smiling for the camera, and boys posed together. Additionally laid in is a later portrait of a pilot from World War II.
A nice album of vernacular family photographs.