Washington, District of Columbia: 1950-1957.
Hardcover. Oblong Folio measuring 14 “x 11". String tied, cream paper boards with dark green stamped designs. Contains 213 black and white or sepia toned photographs measuring between 3” x 2” and 8” x 6” with some captions. Some small tears and chips thus near fine.
An African-American family photo album from 1950 through 1957 showing the family’s daily life and vacations including a trip to Washington, District of Columbia. Many of the pictures in the album are centered on the family’s time at home with their children and friends. There are a lot of birthdays, picnics, and dinner parties pictured in the album showing off the food and décor. Also accompanied are several group pictures filled with hugs, laughing, and smiles. There are also pictures of the family outside and around their home. This is mostly during the winter time and there are landscape pictures of woods and houses covered in snow. One picture is of a young man holding up a large piece of ice with one hand. A majority of the photographs are of automobiles, some of which belong to the family. There are several pages full of car pictures as well as some pictures taken of the road from the perspective of a passenger riding in the automobile. Sedans, station wagons, and some convertibles are all pictured in the album, presumably the photographer was a car enthusiast. A sizable chunk of the album also features pictures from the family traveling to Washington, D.C. to visit the city specifically taking a picture with the Lincoln Memorial.
An interesting family photo album of an African-American family including travel, time with family, and car images.