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[Idaho Photographica]
[TWO PHOTOGRAPH ALBUMS DOCUMENTING LIFE IN AND AROUND THE TOWN OF EMMETT, IN SOUTHWESTERN IDAHO, IN THE EARLY 20th CENTURY]
[Emmett, Id., Sweet, Id., Portland, Or, 1921. Two albums. 169 total photographs, mounted, measuring from 1 x 1 to 3 x 5 inches. Matching albums of black textured cloth, with blindstamping on front boards. Wear, rubbing, and some light soiling to boards. Twelve leaves detached (but present and undamaged) in first album, some water damage to second album with minor damage to twenty photos which became stuck together, minor fading and curling to a handful of other photos. Overall very good. Engaging photographs by and of a couple living in Emmett, Idaho, just north of Boise, and their travels throughout the region, as well as to Portland, Oregon. The man is never named, but is presumably the photographer in most cases, as he is referred to as "Me" or "I" in the captions; the woman is named Daisy. Many of the photographs are captioned in manuscript, either with a paper label pasted below the photo or written directly on the photo itself, usually identifying the location and subjects. The first album begins with photos of Daisy, and "Auntie" and "Grandad" from Portland. There are several photos of the Payette River and the bridge in Emmett, including a few where the bridge has been damaged by flooding. There is a photo of the "new" Emmett High School building (dated 1921) and Wardwell Elementary School. There are also several pictures of the photographer's mother and siblings, friends and extended family, the family home (301 E. 1st St, Emmett), and numerous shots of Daisy. The photographer, Daisy, and friends make several trips to the nearby towns of Sweet and Montour an … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company [United States]
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