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Dunklee & Freeman, "Official Photographers
[Massachusetts Photography:] Souvenir of the Coaching Parade, Greenfield 1897
1897. Greenfield, Mass.: Dunklee & Freeman, Official Photographers and Publishers; E.A. Hall & Co., Printers [1897]. 35ll. Photograph Album. 5½ x 7¾ inches. Publisher's brown cloth; gilt title on upper cover; shoelace-tied; with 35 mounted albumen photographs. Thick photographic board leaves with printed captions, each leaf with a 3¾ x 5½-inch mounted photograph. Ownership inscription of W.C. Conant; visiting card of Chas. K. Pierce mounted on front endpaper. Lower cover dampstained; lacking ribbon closure at fore-edge; first leaf separated and several leaves separating from cloth hinges; mounts have toning or foxing, but photographs, in general, present clean and sharp. Rare photographic souvenir album with 35 mounted albumen photographs documenting a coaching parade and fair held in Greenfield, Massachusetts, the county seat of Franklin County. Horse drawn coaches, carriages, parade floats, and decorated bicycles formed an elaborate parade of men, women, and children representing various clubs and associations from throughout the county. A troop of 50 Revolutionary War soldiers added to the celebration. Here we see a greenery-decked, ox-drawn parade float upon which Miss Frances Saxton represents the "Seal of the [Franklin County Agricultural] Society." Three bicycles linked together, and decorated with flowers, form the "Immortelle Bicycle Team" of Misses Allen, Perkins, and Cutler. Some of the more fantastic floats include those of "Queen Mab," "Cleopatra's Barge," "Neptune's Car," drawn by bicycles, and the rather sweet "Butterfly Float" in which a little girl in a … [Click Below for Full Description]
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