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[Photo Album]: Wisconsin Girls. 1917-1920
Wisconsin: 1917-1920. Near Fine. Softcover. Oblong octavo. Measuring 11.5" x 7.25". String-tied flexible cloth with "Photographs" in gilt on top board. Very near fine, images with some occasional fading but overall well-composed and very good or better. Contains 327 gelatin silver images. Various sizes, are mostly some variation of 4.25" x 2.75". Most captioned in white album ink, some of the cations are rubbed, but they remain largely readable. Album maintained by a young Wisconsin woman documenting her school days, friends and travel. She was likely from Chilton, Wisconsin where the album begins in her later school years in 1917 and 1918, including shots of her girls' basketball team. Additionally there are groups of images from Appleton, Milwaukee, Menomonie, Oconto, Kaukauna, Peshtigo River, and Riverside, Wisconsin, where she traveled to visit relatives. There are a few images in Minnesota and in Escanaba, Michigan where she attended an Evangelist Revival Meeting. Additionally there are a few photos of uniformed men in France from 1918, sent from a school acquaintance or family member. It is likely she then taught grammar school children in Goodrich, Kansas, where she records images of young students, teachers, and others related to the school. One image near the end of the album is of the eight coffins of the Wolf Family who were murdered in 1920 in Turtle Lake, North Dakota. The image is a snapshot, but is a close variant of the images of the coffins that circulated in newspapers. A generous selection of vernacular photographs of young women that is mostly geographic … [Click Below for Full Description]
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