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[Photo Album]: Girls at Camp Kehonka
New Hampshire: 1940s. Very Good. Hardcover. Oblong quarto. Measuring 12" x 10". Brad bound red leatherette album with gilt decorations. Contains 84 black and white or sepia toned gelatin silver photographs measuring between 2.5" x 3.5" and 8" x 10", with captions. Some rubbing else very good with near fine photographs. A photo album kept by a young woman who for multiple summers attended the Camp Kehonka, a private girl's camp in New Hampshire throughout the end of the 1940s. Many of the photos show professional group photos from each summer she spent at the camp. The photos are also heavily captioned and the album begins with "well, let's start off with pictures of dear old Camp Kehonka and the shores of Winnipesaukee!" It's followed by a group photo which reads, "I had graduated from being a Duckling (that picture is in the camp scrapbook) and now I was a Duck with Miss Ackley to watch over me. That's Anne-Marie my tentmate smirking away over there on the left in the front. This isn't all the Ducks - just my group." She rose through the ranks of various waterfowl which also included the Goose Group, a group of older girls, in 1948. The group photo of the Goose Group reads, "this was the best year and the best group. Roomed with Ruthie (first in first row) and Pencie (third in last row). In the second month I was in a tent with Sally (sixth in second row), that is when we weren't in Canada." After the group photos the album continues with images of camp activities including raising the flag, boating, and Sunday service. There are also candids of the girls in their rooms, w … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Between the Covers (betweenthecoversrarebooks) [Gloucester City, New Jersey, United States]
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