Hardcover. Oblong small quarto. Measuring 10" x 7". String-tied black cloth over stiff paper boards. Contains 40 sepia-toned or black and white gelatin silvern photographs measuring around 3" x 4", with captions. Album is near fine with near fine photographs.
A coming of age photo album entitled “Cabin Days” featuring a group of girls vacationing at Camp Rosie in 1940. Many of the images include hand-colored elements. The teenage girls featured throughout the album are seen partaking in “delinquent activities” such as skinny-dipping and cigarette smoking. Most of the photos feature tongue-in-cheek and humorous captions such as “we even read – ahem – magazines,” “boy what 1940 bathing beauties!”, and “just a rear view” under a photo of the girls sunbathing in the nude. A photo with one of the girls pulling the bathing suit of another reads, “some ballay dancers…practicing the underwear number for ’41 follies.” Another photo of the girls holding up their swimsuits reads, “woops they are sliding off.” The album ends with the girls posed with sad expressions and a caption reading “farewell to Camp Rosie, hope to see you in ’41.”
A nice collection of photographs following girls at camp in 1940.