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SHIPMAN, Vera
[Diary]: A Young New Jersey Woman's Diary During and After World War I.
Ridgefield Park, New Jersey: 1916-1921. Very Good. Hardcover. Girl's diary and scrapbook of her life and adventures during 1916 to 1921 from Ridgefield Park, New Jersey. Three quarter black leather with paper marbled boards measuring 10.5" x 8". 202pp. Approximately 42,000 words. Very good lacking the spine, modest rubbing, and edgewear with clear handwritten text. Contains three gelatin silver sepia-toned photographs measuring 4" x 3" with newspaper and magazine clippings. Vera Shipman's daily diary during her time in high school and after college. The diary starts on Shipman's 16th birthday on April 30th, 1916: "I was sweet sixteen today a very important epoch in my life. It was great, and the only mean thing is, it can never happen again". Most of the diary takes place during the time Shipman was at her high school, Ridgefield Park High school in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey. Shipman spent most of her time playing basketball, crocheting, biking, and watching films with her friends. Many of the films she talks about include actors Willard Mack and Mary Pickford, two popular silent film stars. Her favorite pass time was the schools choir, which she has some trouble getting into, but eventually got a part in, "Make believe I'm not happy now!" She frequently writes about how her studies are going and often gets perfect marks on tests. Aside from her school's sports clubs and magazine (The Cuckoo, which she was editor and chief of), Shipham spends a large amount of time at church and with her Baptist church's Campfire Girls Club. On one trip, the girls went to Belmar, New Jers … [Click Below for Full Description]
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