Georgia / Massachusetts / Vermont / Canada / Virginia / Pennsylvania: (1919-1976).
Softcover. Oblong quarto. measuring 11" x 7.5". String tied Black cloth over flexible boards. Contains 312 black and white gelatin silver or sepia toned photographs measuring between 3” x 2” and 5.5” x 3.5” with some captions. Some edgewear else near fine album with fine photographs.
An archive spanning six decades showing various trips around the United States focused on college sports, war memorials, friend’s achievements, and the Tuggle family living in Stone Mountain, Georgia. The first part of the book is from 1919 to 1930 showing various sporting teams at Tufts College in Medford, Massachusetts. Pictures of Tufts’ Varsity basketball and football teams are intermingled with the photographs of the teammates skiing, playing hockey in the street, riding automobiles, and posing around the school and Medford area. The posed pictures often have the young men laughing together or looking serious. There are also action shots of the varsity football team playing a game, practicing, and individual shots of each of the team members as well as landscape shots of Tufts College. Some photos also include a group of young women posing and spending the day with the young men. There is also a picture of two of the young men holding each other, one sitting on the others lap. Later pictures of the young men have a small caption of where some of them are from such as New Jersey, Sigendorf in Germany, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The album also shows Goddard Seminary Grammar school in Graniteville, Vermont with pictures of a family’s home, the school itself, and the snowy landscape of the town. A young girl, Francis, and boy captioned only R.L.M. are seen throughout the pictures and the boy is seen several time in the rest of the photo album. “Mother” and “Father” are captioned below an elderly couple with their daughter Wilma Kircher. It can be presumed that the author of the album was the sibling of Wilma Kircher.
There are several pictures from Inverness in Quebec, Canada of farms, lakes, and an asbestos mine, and relatives of the compiler. A picture shows their uncle, Edmund Clark, playing a fiddle in the snow who is pictured in another photo with the caption “Edmund Clark on the Left, This group installed the telephone system serving the rural neighborhood in Inverness, Quebec.” The rest of the album is from the person’s family in Stone Mountain, Georgia from the 1930s through 1976. There are landscape shots of Stone Mountain and the Blue Ridge Mountains in Georgia. Several pictures are of the Confederate Memorial carving in Georgia that show the full carving as well as a couple pictures with the family members standing beside it. In one section of the album there are several pictures of different war memorials in Vermont, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.
The last part of the album features pictures of the Tuggle family living in Stone Mountain. The pictures show them outside standing by the house or enjoying time with their friends. One picture shows Robert and Harriett Tuggle with their German shepherd, Devil in 1969.
A substantial collection of family photographs showing six decades on the United States from a family’s perspective.