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[Photo Album]: Young Man in Massachusetts
Massachusetts: 1913-1920. Very Good. Hardcover. Oblong small quarto measuring 10" x 7". Black leather over stiff paper boards with "photographs" stamped in gilt on the front board. Contains 100 sepia-toned or black and white gelatin silver photographs measuring between 1" x 1" and 3.5" x 5.5" with some captions. Very good album with some edgewear with near fine photographs. An album kept by a young Massachusetts man beginning around 1913. The album begins with a photo from a Y.M.C.A. boy's camp in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Camp Durrell. Boys are seen throughout the album camping, posing by tents, hiking, and swimming. There are also family photos interspersed throughout showing his family around their home, playing in the snow, with farm animals, and posing with pets. Also featured are well-composed images of Massachusetts with photos of sailboats off the coast, lighthouses, and the sea. Boys are also seen in baseball uniforms posing as a group and individually with bats and gloves. Later in the album young men are posed by tents with have banners which read Amherst and Harvard as well as photos of them boating and playing musical instruments. Towards the end of the album there are four photos of men in World War I uniforms dated 1918. The final pages show a hike from 1920 with photos of the rolling hills and men posed on the top of a mountain. A modest but nice collection detailing a young man's life in Massachusetts through World War I.
Bookseller: Between the Covers (betweenthecoversrarebooks) [Gloucester City, New Jersey, United States]
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