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WATROUS family
(Photo album): Early 20th Century Photographs of a Families Travels in the North East
Connecticut / New Jersey / New York: 1906-1920s. Near Fine. Softcover. Oblong quarto measuring 10" x 7". Stapled grey paper wrappers. Contains 80 black and white gelatin silver, cyanotype, or sepia toned photographs measuring between 1" x 1" and 5" x 4" with captions. Some chips with edgewear thus a very good album with near fine lightly sunned photographs. A family photo album from 1906 through to the mid-1920s from various places in Connecticut. The album is a gift to Mr. and Mrs. Chas B. Watrous from Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Bassett with the date, Feb 25, 1908 and "Congratulations" written on the front. The photographs mostly focus on the children of Charles and Annie Watrous. They have three children, Ruth, Miriam, and Herbert but Ruth has the most pictures with little captions under each one such as "Be jabbers," "I'm mad," and "Goo bye!" Ruth is seen in photos from almost every year between 1906 and 1920 in the album while her brother Herbert has a much smaller amount of photos. Miriam is only seen in one picture but this is probably due to the fact that she passed away at the age of three. There are also pictures of the extended family, one of which shows all the women wearing large and extravagant hats and other shows the women in the family all playing croquet. The family moves a couple times to different places in Connecticut such as Thomaston and Plymouth in Litchfield and Niantic in East Lyme. Several pictures are captioned with the locations and dates of when the Watrous family settled into their new homes. The album also includes pictures from Johnson's mountains in … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Between the Covers (betweenthecoversrarebooks) [Gloucester City, New Jersey, United States]
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