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[EXTENSIVELY ANNOTATED AND PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED PHOTOGRAPHIC SCRAPBOOK OF BIGOTED AMERICANS TRAVELING IN CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA]
[Various locations in Latin America, 1938. [100]pp. containing 230 photographs, as well as postcards, maps, dozens of menus, greeting cards, and other travel ephemera. Thick folio. Contemporary brown paper-covered cloth, string-tied. Boards lightly scuffed and worn. Some leaves loose, moderate edge wear and chipping. Photographs clean and nice, annotations highly legible. Good plus. An illuminating and entertaining illustrated scrapbook documenting the travels of six friends on a trip to Mexico, Panama, and various points in South America, including Colombia, Peru, Chile, Argentina, and Brazil in 1938. One of the opening leaves has four photographs of the travellers, comprised of two elderly couples and two single women captioned, "Rogues to the Pampas!" Throughout the album, there are numerous photographs, both vernacular and professional, a great many capturing locals in native dress, as well as images of scenery and the city streets. The photographs are accompanied by colorful descriptive annotations. The voyage began January 20, 1938 aboard the Japanese NYK Liner S.S. Bokuyo Maru. There are numerous menus and other ephemera from the ship, as well as a photograph of the Japanese crew signed by the ship's officers. The first photographs depict Manzanillo, Mexico a week later, with captions such as "Worst city we ever saw, says the man from Capetown, South Africa, who has been around the world," and "Sid Thompson says, 'I bet if these Mexicans had a good hot bath they'd find a suit of underwear they didn't know they had!" They picture a "peddler of hats and drink" an … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [United States]
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