(Southern California): [circa 1930-1945].
Hardcover. Oblong large quarto. Measuring 13½" x 10¼". Cord-tied leather or leather-textured boards. Approximately 190 gelatin silver snapshot photographs, a substantial number with captions in white album ink. Also contains a few clippings, and laid in are two 9¾" x 7¼" images of a convention of the Alpha Delta Theta sorority held in Blowing Rock, North Carolina. Aside from those images and a few from vacations, the vast majority are from Southern California. Approximately 20 images appear to be missing.
An album kept by a UCLA student in the early 1930s. She later became a teacher, and then a wife and mother during the World War II. The album begins with a couple dozen family images and shots taken at South Pasadena High School, followed by a few dozen at UCLA, where the student was president of her sorority. After graduation, she taught grammar school in Ontario, California until about 1941 and several captioned class and faculty photos are included. The last third of the album, in the early 1940s, contains family images including several soldiers (at least one injured; one of the clippings notes the death overseas of one soldier who appeared in the album earlier at his wedding, probably to a sorority sister), and pictures of a toddler.
A reasonably engrossing album of a young Southern California woman leading up to and including the War years.