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Rhoda
[Photo Album and Diary]: "My Travels - Summerside P.E. Island
Prince Edward Island, other locations: 1931. Near Fine. Softcover. Oblong octavo. Measuring 7" x 5.5". Rawhide-tied hand-painted flexible suede wrappers with black leaves interspersed with partially printed pages, each printed with "My Travels with Pen and Camera" with space to be filled in. Contains eight sepia-toned gelatin silver photographs measuring 3.75" x 4.5". A few leaves pulled away with light tears and chips in the margins, slight fading to the images, overall very good. Of more interest than the photographs, the compiler, an attractive young woman with blonde hair from New Jersey who signs herself as "Rhoda" filled out 20 pages of the album with an account of her travels with family and her friend "Iran" in July and August of 1931. On the first day she leaves Jersey City by train and sails on the Evangeline from New York, where she walks the deck and flirts with various young men (spelling retained): "At night sat on deck chair with Bob, he was manerly infact too manerly. Good-looking rich, but oh! how he bored me." She next lands at Yarmouth and takes a train to Halifax (ducking out on Bob), and the rest of the diary is set in "Cannada." Much of the rest of the trip is spent on the beach and attending movies, traveling around by car, where they are occasionally stuck in the sand, run out of gas, or suffer other mishaps: "Don tried to teach me how to drive a car, but I tried and knocked the fence down." She explores the farm of a relative, and, displaying slightly more facility than she did for driving, in a single evening "Learned to play harp." On August 5th, … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Between the Covers (betweenthecoversrarebooks) [Gloucester City, New Jersey, United States]
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