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[CALIFORNIA] DORRANCE, Walter and Gertrude
[Photo Album] Manuscript Title: Memories, Some of the Dim Old Pictures That Hang on Memory's Wall
Los Angeles, Mexico, et al., 1911. Oblong quarto (25.5cm.); black morocco post-bound flexible boards lettered in gilt "Memories"; [29]ll. of black card stock, filled to completion with extensive manuscript annotations in white pencil. Extremities quite rubbed and dried with flaking and brief exposure, upper cover starting to separate, the occasional separated photograph and glue residue throughout, else album in Good condition, contents Very Good to Fine. Includes 180 photographs (eight loosely laid in); 54 pieces of ephemera, including postcards, invitations, and newsclippings; five original cartoon illustrations; and seven holograph sentimental poems by popular authors Susan Marr Spalding, Reynale Smith Pickering, Charles Hanford Jr., Robert Bridges, and others. Photo album and scrap book documenting the courtship and first five years of marriage of the Los Angeles couple Walter Harbaugh Dorrance (1872-1961) and his wife Johanna Gertrude, née Van der Goorberg (1885-1974). Genealogical records show that Dorrance was born and raised in Jackson, Michigan, and the album indicates that many of the places he and his wife visited in California and Mexico were entirely new to him. Gertrude Dorrance was born in Holland, emigrating to the United States when she was five years old, her family settling in Los Angeles, and she appears to have lived the rest of her life in the city and its environs. The album features photographs and ephemera pertaining to their first meeting, at the Leap Year Reception of the Young Men's League at the Memorial Baptist Church on April 29, 1904, the pr … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: L.N. Golay Books [United States]
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