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Photo Album]: Missouri Farm Family
Missouri 1950 - Small oblong octavo. Measuring 7.5" x 11". String tied flexible black leather over paper boards. A collection of 300 black and white or sepia toned photographs most measuring between 2" x 3" and 4" x 6", some with captions. Near fine with some edgewear with near fine or better photographs. A photo album closely documenting life on family farms in Missouri's Gasconade County, near the city of Hermann between 1920 and 1950. A large majority of the photos are from the late 1920s through World War II. Many of the pictures show posed snapshots of family members, many identified as having Linhardt, Gawer, Krause, Helm, or Bardelmeier surnames. Besides the group photos there are automobiles, houses, and barns from various farms. There is also a series of photos showing harvest time and threshing with horse-drawn wagons, tractors, and steam powered farm equipment. Photos of the surrounding landscape include images of a steel truss bridge, the "bear cave," and various farm animals and pets. Other photos from a Hermann city parade show an all-female marching band and a decorated bicycle and rider. One photo shows a father and daughter playing a banjo and guitar and another shows a girl playing a violin. There is also a 1930s souvenir Christmas card photo of the famous country singing group, The Carter Family, showing A.P., Sara, and a young Maybelle Carter.An extensive look at farm and family life in Missouri over three decades with a vernacular charm and interesting images. [Attributes: Soft Cover]
      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
Last Found On: 2017-07-29           Check availability:      AbeBooks    

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