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[Photo Album]: Chicago Amateur Photographer
Chicago: 1935. Near Fine. Hardcover. Small quarto. Measuring 8" x 9". Brown textured leather over stiff boards. Contains 58 sepia-toned or black and white gelatin silver photographs measuring between 2.5" x 3.5" and 5" x 6.5", with captions in pencil. Very good with worn edges and chips along the spine hinge; internal photos are fine. A photo album kept by a young amateur photographer in 1935 in the greater Chicago area including Oak Park and Grant Park. The photographer took portraits of friends and family as well as still-life images of things around his house. The first photo is of a group posed around a car followed by pages of urns and tombstones. He photographed a backyard performance, a boating trip, and children playing. Many of the captions include information on what film and camera was used, with Kodak being a favorite. One series of photos shows a woman taking a photo of a young boy with a small box camera. A well-composed photo of a smiling women reads "Grant Park Art Fair." Another photo shows a lightning bolt streaking across the sky. A wonderful collection of well-composed amateur photography.
Bookseller: Between the Covers (betweenthecoversrarebooks) [Gloucester City, New Jersey, United States]
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