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[Photo Album]: Camp Lenape
Pennsylvania: 1927. Very Good. Softcover. Oblong small quarto measuring 12" x 8". String-tied flexible felt wrappers with "LC" stitched to the front wrapper. Contains 88 sepia toned or black and white silver gelatin photographs measuring between 2" x 3" and 3.5" x 6" with some captions. Rubbing and small chips thus very good with near fine photographs. A photo album and scrapbook kept by New York native, Henry L. Priestley ,during the summer of 1927 which he spent at Camp Lenape in Pennsylvania. The camp was on the banks of Fairview Lake which was home to a number of Y.M.C.A. and Scout camps beginning at the turn of the century. Priestley was a part of a boy's camp which spent the summer of 1927 horseback riding, swimming, learning rope tricks, and dressing like cowboys and Indians. The album opens with pages of camp friends listing their name, birthday, address, and a "special thought" about Henry. Some o fht ethoughts include "may you grow to be a great big hero," "the Rough Rider," and "good boy Hank." These are written over two pages, back and front, and contain the names of 54 boys and every space is filled. Another section in the album is a space for "Social Events," which includes a line reading, "had the Lenape Wild West Show, in which I was a settler who helped defend the fort." Another entry reads, "we had Water Sports Day, in which I entered the swimming races and came in last." Priestley also illustrated the album with a few drawings of bull riders and horses. The photographs show the boys at the camp, their cabins, and the surrounding landscape showing the wood … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Between the Covers (betweenthecoversrarebooks) [Gloucester City, New Jersey, United States]
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